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ERIC Number: ED086871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Pages: 147
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Implementing a K-12 Career Development Program in the District of Columbia. Final Report.
Etheridge, Bessie D.
Goals for the 1970-1973 project involving over 3,000 pupils were: (1) to provide a test pattern of "career foundations" through implementation of new curriculum methods and materials at the elementary level; (2) to design a test pattern of "career survey" through restructuring the curriculum around career clusters at the junior high level; (3) to design a "career exploration" pattern for high school students, including vocational programs and cooperative work-study activities; and (4) to expand occupational guidance and cooperation with employment services for student placement after schooling. Project accomplishments and results were: a K-9 model of career education was designed; interdisciplinary curriculum guides were developed; a teacher training model for orientation to the career development concept was formulated and implemented; cooperation with the community and within the district was attained; and data gathering forms were developed and revised. Teachers and counselors were found to be the single most valuable resource, while lack of meaningful parental involvement continued to be a problem as do the dropout, unemployment, and under-employment rates. Recommendations are included. Appendixes contain forms and materials used in the project and a Teacher Beliefs Survey (on career education). (SC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Note: For the independent evaluation of this project see CE 000 907