ERIC Number: ED146350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Career Exploration Occupational Information for the Junior High/Middle School. A Planning Curriculum Guide.
Lawson, Dorothy M.; McDonald, Dorothea V.
Materials contained in this guide are designed to be used in planning a comprehensive career education program and for developing individual career education units for grades 6-9. Section 1 is the planning guide and contains strategies for organizing, planning, and implementing a program, developing staff inservice, conducting a needs assessment, identifying resources, and preparing a resource center. There are also suggestions for involving the community, parents, and students in the planning and implementation process, and tips for conducting field trips and interviews. Section 2 provides curriculum guides for five selected occupational cluster units: applied biological and agricultural occupations; business, marketing, and management occupations; health occupations; industrial oriented occupations; and personal and public service occupations. Each unit provides a preface containing background information, and outlines subject matter area relationships, career development focus, occupational titles, teaching strategies, introductory activities, and individual and/or small group activities in which the student gathers information relevant to the occupations and refines the career development concepts. (The units are not lesson plans but they do contain the elements necessary to develop lesson plans appropriate to individual classes.) Section 3 provides a bibliography of resources appropriate for development of a career exploration curriculum, including books, audio-visuals, pamphlets, and sources of free and inexpensive materials. (TA)
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Bibliographies, Business, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Fused Curriculum, Group Activities, Health Occupations, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Managerial Occupations, Middle Schools, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Program Development, Public Service Occupations, Resource Materials, Service Occupations, Staff Role, Teaching Guides, Unit Plan
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston.