ERIC Number: ED106547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Career Orientation: Grade 8.
The career orientation phase attempts to link the elementary program of attitudes and awareness of work to the senior high program of individual exploration of selected careers. This six-week unit, part of the eighth grade social studies curriculum, is designed to familiarize the students with various occupations, to prepare them for high school and the future, to provide work experience and opportunities for self-evaluation. The introduction outlines the necessary preparations for the unit. The six-week activities and master agenda are briefly outlined. An interest profile and scoring instructions, and the Kuder Preference Score method are explained. For the second week, activities focus on: a personality inventory survey and scoring instructions; student inventory form; personnel data sheet; career selection; and Social Security Card application. The Third week is concerned with writing a letter of application; completing application forms and employment worksheets; interviews; employment opportunities, and filling out employment forms. The fourth, fifth, and sixth weeks focus on developing a career report; suggestions for research; research evaluation by student; educational planning; and unit evaluation by student. An example for each activity and a suggested materials catalog that may be utilized are provided. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Authoring Institution: Powell Public Schools, WY.
Note: For related volumes see CE 003 714-6 and CE 003 718