ERIC Number: ED117600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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A Model for Implementing Career Education Within an Existing Curriculum.
Finley, Murray H.; Krey, Robert D.
A model was developed for implementing career education into an existing curriculum and is composed of four essential elements based on a perceived need: needs assessment, participation facilitation, curriculum design and implementation process. Each element of the model is totally dependent on the completion of the components comprising each preceding element. The model was applied in the Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 1 which is composed of 14 school systems in six counties in northwestern Wisconsin. The model, as applied to two pilot school systems, was intended to serve as a guide for other school systems. Through application the model was found to be viable in implementing career education into an existing curriculum. Development of attitudes and communications skills is essential to the participation of parents, teachers, and students in creating the curricular design. Needs must be identified and satisfied in the implementation process. Evaluation and followup should provide necessary feedback to insure an acceptable level of implementation. It is recommended that others test the model for usefulness and possible improvement. Further application should support its practicality for urban as well as for rural settings. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (31st, New York, New York, March 23-26, 1975)