ERIC Number: ED098327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
World of Work: Occupational-Vocational Guidance in the Elementary Grades. A Handbook for Elementary School Teachers and Counselors.
Dunn, Charleta J.; Payne, Bill F.
The handbook is a reference guide for elementary school teachers and counselors involved in vocational guidance. It describes and differentiates teacher/counselor roles and outlines a developmental program of career guidance which can be implemented within the existing framework of the elementary school curricula. The program of occupational information is grouped according to preschool and primary grades (K-2), middle grades (3-4), and later grades (5-6). Vocational developmental tasks and concepts are presented in a chronological order in relation to units. Activities include suggestions for class discussions, projects, experiments, scripts, resource workers, interviewing, and self-evaluation. Vocational guidance in the elementary grades is presented as a focus on the "world of life," which includes the "world of work;" it is viewed as a developmental process that promotes self-knowledge. Units for the primary and middle grades explore life in the expanding community while the upper grades explore life in the United States. An extensive bibliography of resources and supplementary materials follows each of the three grade divisions. A concluding appendix provides additional sources of supplies pertinent to the text and a key to book publishers and multimedia producers and distributors. (EA)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Bibliographies, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Counselor Role, Curriculum, Developmental Tasks, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Self Evaluation, Teacher Role
Leslie Press Corporation, 111 Leslie Street, Dallas, Texas 75207 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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