ERIC Number: ED162155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Project DECIDE. Business Enterprise Approach to Career Exploration. Implementation Handbook.
Post, John O., Jr.; And Others
The purpose of this document is to describe project DECIDE, a business enterprise career exploration program, in the form of an implementation handbook. Chapter 1 presents the major characteristics of the model, which focuses on providing special needs students and regular junior high students the opportunity to improve their personal, social, and academic skills. Also presented are five charts which highlight the major approaches of the model and describe the program elements pertaining to (1) the manager (teacher); (2) the employee (student); (3) the physical plant (classroom organization); (4) DECIDE technology (educational technology); and (5) the production schedule (curriculum). Narrative descriptions of each of these five areas follow the charts. Chapter 2 provides specific information on how to plan, develop, and maintain a program similar to DECIDE. The information is presented in three sections: planning and start-up; program development; and program maintenance. Chapter 3 presents a set of charts which identify organizational structures, work environments, and learning characteristics of the model. Included with each chart is a list of checkpoints or outcomes to look for as the program develops. Finally, chapter 4 briefly discusses the following seven major components of the model: business management production components; food service; household skills; industrial processes (wood and graphic arts); horticulture and supplemental components; personal appearance; training center. The career education objectives, strategies, and related materials for each component are included. (BM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Business Education, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Educational Objectives, Food Service, Horticulture, Hygiene, Industrial Arts, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Management Games, Occupational Home Economics, Program Design, Program Development, Program Guides, Simulated Environment, Skill Centers, Special Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Career Research, Hanover, MA.