ERIC Number: ED110771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
An Integration of Career and Consumer Education and Reading and Language Arts Program Level Goals. Final Report.
Portland Public Schools, OR. Area III Office.
The study identified primary grade-level materials that might be useful in helping children considered socioeconomically disadvantaged to secure personal identities and self-awareness in relation to the social and economic systems around them. Major project activities were: (1) developing pertinent course-level goals for career and consumer education and reading skills instruction; (2) studying reading and language arts materials commonly used in Portland public schools for content related to career and consumer education; and (3) surveying Portland teachers for their current thoughts and classroom procedures in the teaching of career and consumer education concepts. The study committee concluded that teaching career and consumer education concepts in concert with reading skills is feasible and is an approach supported by teachers. The project report comprises one-quarter of the document. Appendixes range from job descriptions of the project committees to prototypical instruction guides, an orientation to their use, and an evaluation instrument for their users. A one-page bibliography of primary instructional materials, a cross-referenced goals checklist, and descriptor concepts for each goal are also appended, as are data showing agreement levels among teachers for the importance of career and consumer education goals and formative and summative project evaluation reports. (AJ)
Descriptors: Career Education, Classroom Research, Concept Teaching, Consumer Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Board of Education, Salem. Div. of Community Colleges and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Area III Office.
Note: The classroom materials portions of the document are marginally reproducible; Best available copy