ERIC Number: ED146332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Consumer and Homemaking Cluster. Career Orientation Series.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Developed to provide seventh and eighth grade students information about careers in the consumer and homemaking occupational cluster, this booklet may be used to integrate career information with various subject areas. (It is one of several student booklets developed for use in the Ohio Career Orientation Program at grades 7 and 8 to assist students in making tentative career decisions for exploration activities in grades 9 and 10.) Most of the guide is devoted to overviews of seven career areas in the cluster, followed by several paragraphs of occupational information on each of two or three specific jobs in each area. Additional jobs are listed with brief one- or two-sentence descriptions. The seven areas are (1) clothing and textiles, (2) consumer and homemaking educational services, (3) family economics, (4) family relationships and child development, (5) food and nutrition, (6) household and personal care, and (7) housing design, home furnishings, and household equipment. Following each job description a brief exploration activity is suggested through which the student would learn more about the job. A chart is provided with notes on how various school subjects (home economics, English, social science, industrial arts, physical education, music, science, art, and mathematics) are related to the consumer and homemaking cluster careers. A list of qualities needed for consumer and homemaking careers and a list of sources for additional career information (professional associations and specific government bulletins) are included along with a vocabulary list and a chart matching the jobs listed with the corresponding page number and codes in the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" (DOT). Illustrated with drawings and photographs. (JT)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Child Care Occupations, Consumer Education, Food Service, Grade 7, Grade 8, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Home Economics, Occupational Information, Service Occupations
Instructional Materials Laboratory, Ohio State University, 1885 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (out-of-state, $0.60; in-state, $0.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 010 407-412 ; Page 66 may be marginally legible due to small print