ERIC Number: ED089117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Career Education. Second Interim Report of the K-14 Project in Career Education.
The Bridgeport (Conn.) Career Education program has three basic functions: (1) preparation for career choice through the study of self-appraisal or self-realization and occupational information, (2) career preparation through basic education skills, employability skills, actual skill attainment and related skills, and (3) placement and follow-up. Self-worth and high self-concepts are developed in the elementary grades, orientation and exploration being emphasized in the middle school, with more emphasis placed on decision-making situations during the high school years and future plans and/or training for post-high school years. A description of the elementary curriculum is given and the secondary curriculum is discussed, including brief descriptions of thirteen vocational training programs. Guidance involvement is reflected in all levels K-14; a materials center provides supportive materials for teachers. A work experience program is designed at the high school level for potential dropouts. The career education program has been accepted by the community, by parents, and has received support and involvement from local universities and the State department. A three-day evaluative visit to the project is reported in CE 001 172. Conclusions, implications, and recommendations are formulated. (SC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut