ERIC Number: ED169225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Service Teacher Training in Career Education. Final Report, July 1, 1975 through June 30, 1976.
Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
The College of Education at the University of Georgia attempted during 1975-76 to infuse a career education emphasis into existing teacher preparation programs. First, an interdisciplinary team produced a transportable model package to use in staff development for teacher educators. Included in this multi-media package are (1) an instructor's study guide to the package, (2) needs assessment instruments; and (3) readings, audio-visuals, and charts to give an overview of the world of work, of the current status of career education in the U.S., of the University of Georgia model, of teaching strategies, of reviews of curriculum materials, and of evaluation in career education. Next, the team identified and described competencies for implementing career education in grades K-12. These competencies focus on the four following student learner outcomes: understanding self in relation to careers, making career-related decisions, relating education to careers, and learning about work and occupations. Seven undergraduate professional courses were then restructured to include career education concepts, and alternative strategies were developed for teaching the concepts. An evaluation of the project was conducted, and it was found that prospective teachers who participated in the courses with a career education emphasis reported a more favorable attitude toward career education than did those in control classes. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teacher Educator Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974