ERIC Number: ED096515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
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Suggested Models of Implementing the Project CAREER Data Bank.
Leonard, Patricia M.
The report offers an overview of Project CAREER and its development of a computerized data bank of occupational behavioral objectives which can be used as curriculum building blocks for a career development process. Although developed for the general population, the data has applicability for the handicapped population via the coding of those behavioral objectives which are considered to be attainable by different disability groups. Instructional information is contained in the three-part statement and four columns of the computer printout, i.e., prerequisites, component tasks, environment, and concepts. The coding establishes guidelines for use of the data with various handicapped populations: visually impaired, hearing impaired, mentally retarded, speech impaired, physically impaired, and emotionally disturbed. Three organizational models are proposed as ways of organizing a career development program: (1) economic environment model, (2) curriculum topic model, and (3) occupational topic model. Either the multicluster or the one-cluster approach can be used with any of these models which integrate curriculum disciplines and the world of work. The report concludes with a sample commonality lesson plan based on Project CAREER data. (MW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.