ERIC Number: ED084377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Pilot Career Cluster Curriculum for all Students in a College Preparatory Oriented High School. Final Report. Part I: Curriculum Development.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
In developing a program to assist the individual student to plan a goal-oriented program and increase his opportunities both to select courses moving him toward his personal goals and to use the community resources as supplemental educational experiences, the Winston Churchill High School designed a Career Cluster Curriculum Project, the first phase of which ran from July 1, 1972, to June 30, 1973. During that pilot year, it was decided to assess the present curriculum, to strengthen the career counseling component of the school program, to develop two illustrative mini-courses, and to add in-school programs and/or develop out-of-school placements enabling students to explore career interests in functional settings. The student interns, a sampling of their parents and employers and career advisors were asked for their attitudes toward the program at its conclusion. It was concluded that the responses were sufficiently encouraging to continue with the second phase of the program: expansion of mini-courses offered and internship placements. The third phase, planned for 1974-75, draws to completion various aspects of the program. (Among the seven appendixes, two are course outlines for the illustrative mini-courses.) (AG)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Internship Programs, Marine Biology, Occupational Clusters, Participant Satisfaction, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, Secondary School Curriculum, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.