ERIC Number: ED083393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-12
Reference Count: 0
K through 12 Project in Career Development and Bridging the Gap Between School and Work. Final Report.
Watertown Independent School District 1, SD.
A three-year project in the Watertown (S. D.) Public Schools was designed to produce greater integration of career education into the existing curriculum of all grades. Individual development was emphasized in the elementary and junior high programs, with more emphasis placed on specific decision-making situations during the final years of high school. The first phase included in-depth planning; the second oriented the staff to the project; the third phase integrated occupational information, exploration, and career education concepts into the curriculum and involved intensive occupational counseling for junior and senior high students. The final phase included data collection and dissemination of project materials and information. The staff project members were the coordinator, senior high occupational counselor, work experience coordinator, occupational counseling specialist, secondary curriculum specialist, elementary curriculum specialist, and information specialist. Seven major goals and strategies used in their attainment are outlined. Results and accomplishments are described. A final evaluation of the project on the last 54 pages of the report includes participant and outside observations, most of which point to an exceptionally successful program. (MS)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; South Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Pierre. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Watertown Independent School District 1, SD.