ERIC Number: ED140090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Career Education. Community Involvement.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Vocational Education Services.
This handbook for teachers, counselors, and administrators in K-12 schools provides information and a suggested procedure for designing and implementing the community resource component of career education, as found in California's model utilizing community resources as instructional agents and settings. The content is covered under six areas as follows: (1) The need for staff development for school personnel, identifying available community resources, and categories of resources; (2) the benefits of career education and the values of a new learning environment created by utilizing community resources; (3) a seven-step procedure for using community resources; techniques for establishing links with resources; the use of the business sector, labor and community organizations, and students' families as resources; the need for coordination and consolidation to effectively use resources; maintaining community resources, including obtaining feedback, having a personal interview followed by a letter, and using the telephone; the use of the school environment as a resource; and the dissemination of community resource information; (4) examples of exemplary school/community practices that have aided in implementing career education; (5) the need for parental involvement with guidelines and suggested activities for this involvement, and suggestions for parents wanting to help their children plan careers; and (6) an overview regarding community resources for minority students. A glossary of terms and a list of selected references are included. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Career Education, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Community Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Teaching Guides
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, Post Office Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($0.65)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Vocational Education Services.
Note: For related documents see CE 011 557-560