ERIC Number: ED086905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Maryland Career Development Project (K-Adult). Career Exploration Model. Grades 7-9.
Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Career exploration is a process through which individuals learn about the range of educational and career options available to them. The career exploration model described in the document was produced to unite a variety of programs, activities, and procedures which have been used to facilitate career education primarily in Baltimore City and in Maryland. Intended for junior high school students, the program requires a planning committee composed of representatives from each subject area, the guidance staff, and the administrative staff. The program goals for the student are the development of self-awareness, of knowledge of job skills and level of competence, of social and communication skills, of decision making skills, and of awareness of his own role in the world of work. The students will benefit from vicarious, simulated and hands-on experiences. They should first learn that many occupations are contained in occupational clusters, then explore several clusters. Teacher Guides in Physical Education, Science, Art, and Music contain suggestions of activities to emphasizes a certain career or job family in relation to the subject studied. Cooperative work experience programs, as well as descriptions of related portions of the career development program, are documented in the appendixes. (AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.