ERIC Number: ED148533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Rural Career Guidance: Administrator's Role in Implementing Change.
Edington, Everett D.; And Others
Rural administrators play a key role in encouraging change within schools and in integrating a career education program into the existing curriculum. The guide covers innovation and its relationship to education's goal and objective; factors affecting educational change within the school, community, and administration; and the community's role in the educational change process. The implementation of an integrated career education program is described in terms of the administrative plan, curriculum development, instructional development teams, pupil personnel services, school organizations and activities program, placement services, staff development, community involvement, advisory committees, and evaluation. Three levels of career education programs are discussed: the elementary school program which should be developmental; the junior high school program which is basically explorative; and the senior high school program which provides opportunities for investigating careers in depth. Key considerations in making a cooperative vocational education program operational are suggested. Four types of community-based experiences in career education are also described: interviews, shadowing (when a student spends a day with a worker at work), field trips, and resource speakers. For the most part, these activities involve the teacher, a single student, a group of students, or the entire class, parents, and the community. (NQ)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Career Education, Career Guidance, Committees, Community Involvement, Cooperative Education, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Program Content, Program Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.; American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: To be disseminated at the 1978 AASA Workshop for Career Education in Small Schools ; The National Rural Career Guidance Communication Network of the Far West Lab., Ohio State Univ. Center for Vocational Education, and New Mexico State Univ. was used