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ERIC Number: ED127482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Vocations: Comprehensive Middle School Program.
Moldan, Carol; And Others
Specific emphasis of this handbook is on the integration of 15 career clusters into an existing curriculum for grades 7 and 8. It is intended particularly for teachers who are exploring the various occupational clusters for the identification of the various career opportunities with their students. The 15 occupational cluster topics included are: Agri-business and natural resources, business and office, communications and media, construction, consumer and homemaking, environment, fine arts and humanities, health, hospitality and recreation, manufacturing, marine science, marketing and distribution, personal services, public services, and transportation. Each cluster is presented as a unit of study of three to four weeks' duration. Example ideas for cluster-related lesson plans are provided for the areas of English, math, science, social studies, and other disciplines. Emphasis is centered around the Career Development theme which includes: (l) Student evaluation of his or her characteristics, (2) exploration of broad occupational areas, (3) introduction to the psychological and.sociological meanings of work, (4) introduction to the economic and social values of work, (5) identification and explanation of educational and skill development avenues, and (6) development of the student's process of decision-making. Each section includes an introduction to the occupational cluster, a listing of sample occupations, suggested learning activities, and resources. (Author/TA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Occupational Clusters, Prevocational Education, Teaching Guides
New Jersey Vocational Technical Curriculum Laboratory, Building 4103, Kilmer Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($3.00 plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.