ERIC Number: ED185357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Whole Person Book: Toward Self-Discovery & Life Options
Liggett, Twila Christensen; And Others
This resource book provides curriculum materials for increasing awareness of sex bias and promoting more positive attitudes and participation in sex-fair career education and counseling. The book provides information in four parts for facilitators (teachers, counselors, administrators, or parents) and learners (students, parents, school staff members, or school board members). In the first part, a facilitator's guide includes a nontraditional career/life planning quiz to assist in understanding the guide's intent and discusses the philosophy, methodology, and implementation of nontraditional career education. In the second part, student activities are organized around three major areas related to career exploration. Self-Exploration provides activities to help students explore personal values, interests, and talents influencing career choices. Decision Making activities provide opportunities for making simulated and actual decisions as participants examine various decision-making methods and their resulting outcomes. Life Planning activities encourage learners to match personal qualities with occupational skills, identify educational alternatives, and examine potential life styles relevant to career interests. Each activity is discussed in terms of goal, activity focus, directions for facilitators, and suggestions for learner discussion. The third section, Learner Materials, includes supplemental activities suggested for use with specific activities. Included in the fourth part, Resources, are an Attitudes Toward Nontraditional Careers scale, bibliography, and index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitude Change, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Decision Making, Females, Instructional Materials, Interests, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Life Style, Nontraditional Occupations, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Teaching Guides, Values Clarification, Vocational Interests, Womens Education
EDC/WEEAP Distribution Center, 39 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160 ($5.25)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Commission on the Status of Women, Lincoln.