ERIC Number: ED114534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Guam-Based Career Education.
Guam Dept. of Education, Agana. Div. of Career and Occupational Education.
The conceptual foundation for the career education program in Guam is presented in the document, which can serve as a resource for others wishing to implement similar programs. Rationales for the four-phase system (awareness, exploration, preparation, and continuing) are discussed in terms of students, teachers, administration, and society. They emphasize the need for every student who leaves a formal education system to have the necessary skills for employment. A position paper discusses plans for a limited revision of curriculum content in terms of the integration of systematic study and interaction of the following concepts: self, society and culture, career development and work ethics, environment, personal economics, and decision-making. The philosophy of the program incorporates the following concepts: self-awareness, academic proficiency, occupations, personal economics, society roles, value and attitude clarification, life-coping skills, leisure time utilization, decision-making, cultural awareness, and environmental awareness. A Latte Stone Model for career education is presented, comprising four phases of development: (1) Career Awareness, (Grades K-6); (2) Career Exploration, (Grades 7-9); (3) Career Preparation, (Grade 10 to the termination of formal education); and (4) Retraining and Upgrading. Lists of general and student expected outcomes for the overall program are provided. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Guam Dept. of Education, Agana. Div. of Career and Occupational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Guam