ERIC Number: ED085583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Development of an Occupational Orientation Program for Grades K-6. Final Report.
Kesler, Ray M.; Brown, Sandra
This report presents the development, methodology, and findings of an Occupational Orientation Program for Grades K-6 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. The objectives of the program were to develop a curriculum for an elementary school that would give students the assistance needed to make realistic, attainable career choices, to assist students in developing appropriate work habits, to develop positive attitudes in children about self and the world of work, and to develop a unit, grade level approach to instruction in conjunction with vocational development. The program was established through a series of faculty in-service meetings and evaluation was made on the basis of the School Alienation Scale, Educational Development Series Tests, Crites Vocational Development Inventory (modified), Brown Inventory of Vocational Development, and open ended student-teacher evaluations. Observations of the program revealed that elementary school children increased their awareness of vocations and developed appreciation for different kinds of works relative to a control group. (Included with the report is a 21-item bibliography and appendixes containing a principal's statement, career orientation workshop plan, Brown Vocational Development Inventory, instructional procedure outline, and the open ended questionnaires.) (KP)
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Sponsor: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Monongalia County Board of Education, Morgantown, WV.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia