ERIC Number: ED105175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Notes on Curriculum Development and Sample Career Education Modules.
Olson, LeVene A.
The publication is intended to provide some guidance to educators who are in the process of developing career education units which will be integrated into and correlated with school subjects. The first part of the document focuses on developing resource units, and offers information on goals and objectives, on the integration of career education into the existing curriculum, on occupational clusters, and on the unit format. Steps to be followed in developing career education modules are outlined. Among the key concepts of career education which are exemplified in the notes are these: Career education focuses on learning experiences related to self-understanding, educational endeavors, and career potential; concrete experiences are utilized to illustrate abstract concepts; and, career education provides experiences related to a sample of occupations at all levels. Decision-making experiences are provided, but students are not forced to make early career decisions. The second part of the document is comprised of exemplary career education modules incorporating those concepts, for use at primary, intermediate, junior high school, and high school levels. These sample units were developed by 203 educators participating in career education curriculum development classes sponsored by a Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) in an eight-county area in West Virginia. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Resource Units, Science Education, Self Concept, Self Evaluation, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Marshall Univ., Huntington, WV. Dept. of Occupational, Adult, and Safety Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document