ERIC Number: ED197085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Elementary Occupational Information Program. Keystone to Career Development.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Designed to help local educational agency personnel initiate an elementary school-level career development program, this guide provides examples of activities for planning, implementing, and evaluating an elementary occupational informational program. The guide begins with a series of definitions of career education-related terms. A rationale for an occupational information program at the elementary level and a career education model are provided. The necessity for administrative, staff, and community support of such a program, examples of inservice staff training activities, and program goals are discussed. Following a series of student performance objectives for each grade between kindergarten through the eighth grade, suggestions are given for such program activities as career days, committee work, discussions, games, exhibits, panels, reports, field trips, films, interest inventories, interviews, surveys, and written assignments. The purposes for using resource persons in the classroom, the qualities of effective resource persons, and procedures for obtaining and involving resource persons are outlined. Suggestions for preparing for and following up a field trip are given. A final section on program evaluation contains a sample instrument for determining student concepts of the world of work as well as student and teacher opinions of the program's effectiveness. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Career Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Field Trips, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Surveys
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
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