ERIC Number: ED166870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Project S.P.I.C.E.: Special Partnership in Career Education. Final Report.
Emerson, Debby H.; And Others
The final report discusses Project SPICE (Special Partnership in Career Education) which produced a career awareness curriculum consisting of an implementation guide, and six teaching modules intended for use with educable mentally handicapped students (ages 11-to-13 years). Noted are the following program objectives (based on the National Standard Career Education Model): self awareness, career/education awareness, decision-making/beginning competency, economic awareness, employability skills, and rights and responsibilities. Suggestions are given for establishing peer tutoring, soliciting community career consultants, involving parents, incorporating career education into on-going activities and classes and gaining school/community support. An evaluation of the project is described in which two groups (one test, the other control) both containing both EMH (32 Ss) and non-handicapped (56 Ss) students were given pre and post tests to measure the objectives. Among findings reported is that the test group had a better understanding of occupational choice, valuing, personal finance, knowledge of occupational titles, and knowledge about a career. Changes and problems in the project and dissemination are outlined. Copies of Project SPICE newsletters and a newspaper article are appended. (PHR)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Community Involvement, Consultants, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Economics Education, Job Skills, Mild Mental Retardation, Parent Participation, Peer Teaching, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Responsibility, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Volusia County Schools, Daytona Beach, FL.