ERIC Number: ED204078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education and the American Indian: A Handbook for Schools Providing Services to American Indians.
Ross, Donald D.
The introduction to the handbook relates Allport's assumptions about the nature of man to an American Indian (especially Sioux) view of the nature of man, as part of a career education model for American Indian children. The book begins with a discussion of values, describing Maslow's hierarchy of needs and examining a Sioux value system. The book lists six goals of career education (favorable attitudes, work appreciation, decision making skills, career choice, planning action, job knowledge and skills) and explains 10 career education objectives (awareness of self, others, culture, education, careers, and economics; decision making; beginning competency; skill development; attitudes and appreciation). The book describes a 4-step process of career education which includes development of self-concept and self-awareness, decision making skills, environmental understanding and awareness, and a relationship with the world. The elements of a career education program are explained: curriculum; information bank; information, media, and resource system; observation; guidance and counseling; educational and occupational placement; and research and evaluation. Roles and responsibilities of administrators, teachers, career education specialists, parents, and students are described. A program checklist is included. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. School of Education.