ERIC Number: ED105232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
An Infusion Strategy for Career Education. Career Education Monograph Series: Volume 1, Number 2.
Fintzy, Leonard I.
The monograph examines the efficacy of using career education as an organizing theme around which education can be unified and by which the relevance of education can be restored to a larger number of persons. A systems approach is recommended; systematic efforts begin with an examination of the student's level of development and proceed on the basis of personal variables. It is recommended that only those teachers who are willing should be involved initially, working in small groups in a workshop atmosphere. The key to teacher enthusiasm is involvement in development. The Yonkers experience has strongly indicated that career education becomes most viable and significant when it is offered continuously through the vehicle of total infusion in the curriculum. An approach developed by the Yonkers project, Reading Improvement Through Career Education (RICE), proved valuable and is described briefly in the monograph as one process involving teachers in the development of products which specified and measured curriculum objectives and were heavily infused with career education and reading skill objectives. Teachers trained in the RICE approach report more personal satisfaction and student success than do teachers without this training. The monograph concludes with five pages of career education curriculum ideas. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Needs, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Reading Instruction, Systems Approach, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yonkers Career Education Project, NY.