ERIC Number: ED162064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Tucson Career Education Project. Tucson, Arizona, School District No. 1. First Funding Year, June, 1976. Final Project Performance Report.
Tucson Public Schools, AZ.
The project was designed to accomplish three major goals: to broaden occupational understandings of pupils K-12, to expand employment opportunities of minority youth dropouts or potential dropouts, and to develop long-term cooperation and communication between the school and community employers or agencies. Major project accomplishments fell into four categories: (1) changes in teacher attitudes toward career education, (2) changes in learner behavior, (3) specific products, and (4) activated processes and strategies. At the elementary level, emphases in five target schools were on curriculum infusion and career awareness. In junior high and high school, curriculum infusion and career awareness were carried on with teachers and in class groups. Other functions such as job survival, career exploration, counseling, and placement were accomplished in small groups. The dropout component required an individualized approach, but some job survival counseling occurred in small groups. Generally, the project objectives were attained. One project accomplishment was the training of teachers, administrators, and counselors in using infusion strategies and in assisting youth with career selection and goal-seeking. Also noted was the school personnel's accompany attitude shifts from negative/apathetic to positive. Minority youth, including dropouts, were provided with specialized assistance which had been otherwise unavailable. Bilingual career education materials were developed. (CSS)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Bilingual Education, Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Dropout Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Fused Curriculum, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Minority Group Children, Occupational Information, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tucson Public Schools, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974