ERIC Number: ED112192
Record Type: RIE
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Teacher's Guide to Career Orientation in Elementary Grades.
Fairfield County School District 1, Winnsboro, SC.
The manual is designed to help the elementary level teacher provide some of the information and experiences needed by students in making vocational decisions. Some of the information deals with simulated experiences, in-school work, and field trips, stressing action with a minimum of theory. Other parts of the manual cover a different phase of vocational orientation, using a more theoretical approach based on traditional vocational guidance methods, with emphasis on providing information on personality development. Goals of vocational orientation are student self-evaluation, introduction of the various occupational areas, exploration of the economic and social values of work, exploration of the psychological and sociological meanings of work, description of educational avenues, and the development of students' decision-making ability. The unit-project approach to vocational orientation is applied to the curriculum flow in order to give students some practical experience along with the information. Suggested careers for study in K-7 are presented. Two papers are appended, "Career Guidance: A Developmental Process" (George E. Leonard) and "The Needs of Inner-City Children for Career Guidance" (Doris Jeffries). (MF)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fairfield County School District 1, Winnsboro, SC.