ERIC Number: ED102403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Career Exploration, Level 1. Career-Centered Curriculum for Vocational Complexes in Mississippi.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Jones County School District, Laurel, MS.
Spanning grades 7 and 8, the level 1 document focuses on the broad exploration of careers and introduces the student to the world of work through simulated laboratory and real life experiences. Career clusters are reviewed, encouraging exploration of self in relation to academic and vocational education. Students are rotated through six six-week units of instruction: (1) introduction to career exploration; (2) industrial and related occupations; (3) public service occupations; (4) diversified occupations; (5) production, distribution, and management occupations; and (6) evaluation and planning. Instructional objectives for each unit are written in behavioral terms; learning experiences and resources are directly related to objectives. Evaluations are based on expected outcomes stated in the objectives and criteria for evaluating objectives are clearly stated. Attached to each unit are related occupational clusters and a detailed resource guide. A 90-page appendix provides: sample forms, pretests and posttests for each unit, transparency masters, supplementary classroom materials, questionnaires, and other teaching aids. The final 122-page section consists of four home economics learning packages in the areas of dietetics, sewing, baby-sitting, and nursing care. (MW)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Curriculum Guides, Evaluation Criteria, Grade 7, Grade 8, Home Economics Education, Industrial Education, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Modules, Managerial Occupations, Occupational Clusters, Public Service Occupations, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, State Curriculum Guides, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Jones County School District, Laurel, MS.
Note: For related documents see CE 003 131-134; For the final report see ED 091 605