ERIC Number: ED099495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Occupations in the Natural Resources: A Student Resource Guide for the Middle School.
Mortensen, James H.; And Others
Section A of this resource guide is designed to help students develop knowledge of their personal strengths and weaknesses and understand the relationship of these characteristics to educational and vocational choices. Each time students experience a work role, they should be encouraged to share with other students: (1) their observation of job performance and job conditions, (2) personal feelings while performing or observing work, (3) personal needs they feel would be met or thwarted by such work, (4) the aptitude the students feel they might have for such work, and (5) how they think one goes about preparing for such work. This approach will result in increased understanding of work and of the self in relationship to work. Section B consists of brief descriptions of selected natural resources occupations (air pollution control, fisheries, forestry, land use planning, mineral and mineral fuels, rangeland management, outdoor recreation, soils, water resource management, and wildlife). The usual duties, characteristics of the job, qualifications, employment prospects, and advancement opportunities are described. The three appendixes suggest related printed and audiovisual resource materials and aid in identifying community resources and occupational information. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Employment Opportunities, Individual Development, Junior High Schools, Natural Resources, Occupational Information, Resource Materials, Study Guides
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania