ERIC Number: ED101213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Career Education Curriculum Development: Grades K-9. Final Report.
Dunn, James A.
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) Career Education Curriculum Project for grades K-3 was the first Federally-sponsored career education project to develop a comprehensive career education curriculum broadly available to the public. The 28-month project, carried out in cooperation with nine California school districts, emphasized creating an economically feasible curriculum and using ongoing input from a wide variety of teachers, administrators, and practicing educators. Chapter 1 of the final report provides an introductory background and objectives of the project, while chapter 2 provides an overview of the project plan. End products of the project were 10 handbooks: five designed for school district planning (advisory panel proceedings, instructional objectives catalog, annotated career education bibliography, options/guidelines for dissemination and implementation of career education, and evaluation studies) and five for use at the classroom level (three curriculum guides for teachers, sample lesson units, and a resource book of low cost materials). Chapter 3 of the report summarizes the more important findings of product evaluation and field test efforts; the final chapter is concerned with future impact of the project and product dissemination. One-third of the document consists of appendixes listing consortium participants and panel members (advisory, development, and review panels). (EA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Education, Federal Aid, Formative Evaluation, Information Dissemination, Middle Schools, Research Projects, Resource Materials, Summative Evaluation
American Institutes for Research, P. O. Box 1113, Palo Alto, California 94320 (no price available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Curriculum Center for Occupational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: For the rest of this series see CE003 539-550, ED 080 763 and 780