ERIC Number: ED193531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education Infusion: A Review of Selected Curriculum Guides for the Middle School. Information Series No. 211.
Raymond, Carolyn D.
A study is reported which examines the concept of career education infusion as it has been presented in selected curriculum guides, particularly those developed for the middle school and junior high school levels. The report, presented in the form of questions and answers, is written primarily for curriculum developers responsible for planning and implementing career education. It attempts to define the term "infusion" and establish criteria for determining if infusion is being facilitated by the curriculum guides. A second area explored is the relationship between student outcomes in the guides and a comprehensive definition of career education. A third area examined is the concern that implementation of career education at times may not be taking the career development stages of students into account; the report briefly examines the congruence of the outcomes and activities in the guides with appropriate theoretical career development stages. The fourth and final part of the report focuses on whether or not the major instructional components for evaluating the effectiveness of an outcome or activity are included in the guides. (CT)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Definitions, Fused Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($3.25).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.