ERIC Number: ED113436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Educating for the Integration of Occupational Clusters Into Careers. Information Series No. 3.
Cook, Joyce; And Others
The literature review focuses on the nation's current readiness to incorporate the 15 USOE occupational clusters into the nation's evolving career education. This readiness first simplifies job complexity by grouping a multitude of jobs into occupational awareness, career orientation and exploration, and career selection and preparation. But knowledge of career development is needed to make career education work. So is a vision of education as a continuing arrangement of means by which individuals challenge their environments to make them speak back to them honestly. Systems knowledge is required. Management by objectives becomes an acurely needed technique. Titles cited in the review (the documents are contained in the ERIC or AIM/ARM collections) indicate the considerable span of career education. The program must be organized and administered in the school as a whole because the subject must be taught in elementary, middle, and high school and in postsecondary education as well. Occupational clusters must be introduced into the curriculum at all levels and reflected in the functions of career guidance, placement, and follow-up at various times. Some products of the cluster development efforts have been entered into the ERIC system and are identified and briefly described; projects developing material are described in the appendix. (Author)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Occupational Clusters, Program Development
ERIC Clearinghouse in Career Education, 204 Gabel Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 ($4.50 including postage; $5.50 foreign)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. ERIC Clearinghouse in Career Education.