ERIC Number: ED086792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: Curriculum Materials for the Disadvantaged. Information Series Number 83.
Maxwell, David; And Others
This paper discusses the characteristics and curriculum needs of disadvantaged students and examines curriculum materials for three levels, including career awareness (elementary level), career exploration (junior high level), and career preparation (senior high, post secondary, and adult levels). Curriculum and instructional materials used in educational programs for the disadvantaged will be sucessful only if they are specifically selected or prepared to meet the needs of those who are to be served, and then only if the learners perceive these materials as meeting their needs. Materials should be in keeping with the reading and interest levels of students, and the materials need to be adapted to the culture of the student by reflecting the language, environment, and experiences of the student. The instructional program should be functionally rooted in the community, which necessitates consultations regarding curriculum needs with community representatives from business, industry, health services, crafts and trades, other labor groups, and public agencies. Teachers of the disadvantaged must communicate an honest and sincere expectation that their students will succeed. It is also essential for instruction to be practical and basic in nature. An annotated bibliography of selected instructional materials is appended. (Author/VT)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Awareness, Career Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Postsecondary Education, Reading Level, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Interests, Student Needs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: This material was originally produced as Appendix D of the unpublished Final Report for Project No. 20269, Grant No. OEG-072-4355