ERIC Number: ED086871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High School Students, Models, Parent Participation, Pilot Projects, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Teacher Developed Materials
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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