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ERIC Number: ED123342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 17
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Career Development Theory and Curriculum Development.
Ressler, Ralph
The paper describes a Virginia career education project tested in 1974-5 at 10 field sites with sixth through ninth grade students. The simulation-based curriculum, Careers and You, takes a clusters approach to career orientation. Designed for a total school year, the curriculum repeats its sequence of phases so that each is emphasized twice. The phases are: (1) self, (2) work mode, (3) occupational clusters, and (4) educational planning. Once students have identified personality characteristics in general which have a bearing upon work selection, and their own in particular, they look intensely at the work modes appropriate to various personalities, guided by Holland's six work environments: realistic, social, creative, enterprising, intellectual, and conventional. The second and third phases of the course involve youth in simulating each work mode; the third phase uses the 15 USOE occupational clusters as a vehicle and involves youth in discovering the frequency of the various work modes throughout the world of work. Time is given at midyear for educational planning, and during the final weeks of the course, long-term goals and alternate career paths are identified. Base-line and process data have been gathered; the project's third year will be spent in product evaluation. (AJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia