ERIC Number: ED199520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Student Decision-Making. ISSOE: Managing Student Progress.
Dunn, James A.
The Instructional Support System for Occupational Education (ISSOE) project, conducted in New York, focused on (1) review of individualized education systems, (2) selection of appropriate occupational clusters, and (3) development and field testing of a system and materials. A product of the Managing Student Progress series of the ISSOE program, this booklet was designed to assist educators in helping students formulate goals and plans related to career and occupational decision making. The booklet explains where decision making fits into an occupational education program, and identifies and clarifies the ISSOE educator's role in career guidance. The booklet contains three sections. The first section outlines three basic models of the decision-making process and provides the reader with a philosophical foundation upon which decision making rests. The second section explains briefly five different types of supplementary teaching materials or programs which may be used to assist students in improving their decision-making skills. The third section compares nine commonly used paper-and-pencil instruments to measure interests, skills, and abilities. These instruments may assist both the student and the teacher/counselor in selecting areas of study which will meet the student's needs. By applying some of the programs and tests contained in the latter two sections, it is hoped that students will be better able to make career and occupational decisions. (KC)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Guidance, Competency Based Education, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Research, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Interest Inventories, Models, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Students, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Supervision.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.