ERIC Number: ED123423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Guidance Programming for Disadvantaged Students. (An Objective-Based Program.)
Smith, Edward; And Others
The curriculum guide presents an objective-based vocational guidance program for disadvantaged students, K-12, offering local school districts in Pennsylvania a guidance model that may be modified to individual school settings in response to local and individual needs. Explicit, sequential learning modules are presented for grade level groupings and include a wide range of activities for various sub-groups of students in the following broad areas: self, education, careers, decision-making, and economics. Each area contains 4-12 units within each of the categories: vocabulary, knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Individual units contain a unit goal, developmental objectives, and activities, behavioral evaluations, preparations, and resources for each objective. The developmental sequence followed by the guide focuses on: developing insights about self and environments (K-3); developing awareness, with emphasis upon the effect of specific psychological factors (4-6); examining social and academic exploration and decision-making (7-9); dealing with specifics in terms of interests, abilities, and values and linking school and the student's immediate future (10-12). Suggested basic strategy for using the guide includes introducing concepts and activities at the point judged appropriate for student sub-groups based upon sample needs data, and then, at a later level, repeating similar experiences of emphasis and refinement. (LH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making Skills, Disadvantaged Youth, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Unit Plan
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: West Chester State Coll., PA. School of Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility ; Prepared by the Department of Counselor Education