ERIC Number: ED198339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Careers. Social Scientists.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
"Exploring Careers" is a career education resource program, published in fifteen separate booklets, for junior high school-age students. It provides information about the world of work and offers its readers a way of learning about themselves and relating that information to career choices. The publications aim to build career awareness by means of occupational narratives, evaluative questions, activities, and career games grouped in fourteen occupational clusters. This twelfth in the series, "Social Scientists," presents an overview of jobs in the social sciences, such as economists, geographers, and psychologists. Narrative accounts focus on a museum curator and a political aide, describing what they do and how they prepared for their careers. Exploring sections relate skills needed for these occupations to students' personal characteristics, and learning activities such as visiting a museum and conducting a survey are suggested. A Job Facts section lists nature and places of work, training and qualifications, and other information for the following seven social science occupations: anthropologists, economists, geographers, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and psychologists. ("Exploring Careers" also is available as a single volume of fifteen chapters.) (KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Museums, Occupational Information, Professional Occupations, Psychology, Resource Materials, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Sciences, Work Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.