ERIC Number: ED124881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Career Education: Gateway to Better Reading.
Gorton, Patricia C.
Career education is a vehicle which can capitalize on the interests of learning disabled students and, at the same time, show the relevance of academic skills. Project SELECT (Special Education Learning Experiences for Career Training), funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III, was implemented in order to develop a curriculum in career education to increase sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students' skills in reading and arithmetic, as well as to improve knowledge of job opportunities. The first year's goal was to produce and utilize ten career kits consisting of film-strips, puzzles and games associated with auto mechanics, health services, cosmetology, public utilities, food services, truck driving, law enforcement, business careers, military service, and an introductory career awareness kit. To create materials such as these, the most important ingredient is a willingness to capitalize on interests already manifested by students. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III