ERIC Number: ED107940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
A Curriculum Guide for Occupational Orientation and Exploration in Junior High School Home Economics and Industrial Arts.
The specific purpose of the curriculum guide is utilization in industrial arts and home economics of part of the junior high phase of the SPAN Project--An Accelerated Project for a System Program Approaching Non-Unemployment of Vocational Students, or "Start Planning Ahead Now". The document is designed to assist the teacher in providing occupational information to make the students aware of employment opportunities and then select the high school courses that will prepare them for gainful employment. Briefly discussed are the program's organization, general objectives, and various teaching methods. The guide is divided into 12 units: orientation to the World of Work, understanding self and others, home economics, clusters of occupations in home economics, service occupations, clerical and related occupations, health occupations, industrial arts, occupations in mechanics and repairing, occupations in building trades, occupations in printing (graphic arts), and sales occupations. Unit generalizations, objectives, a topical outline of activities and resource materials, and evaluation methods are presented for the two broad subject areas. Units on various occupations present the job title, job description, educational requirements, and desirable personal traits. One-third of the document contains case studies, additional instructional materials, student self-evaluation tests, learning activities, resource materials, and a bibliography. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Clerical Occupations, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Health Occupations, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Resource Materials, Sales Occupations, Self Actualization, Service Occupations
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Memphis City School System, TN.