ERIC Number: ED206889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Career Education Sampler: Teaching Ideas for Grades 4-6.
Douma, Elaine, Comp.
This sampler is the product of the Career/Vocational Development Student Profile Project conducted in New Jersey in 1979-80. The purpose of the project was to field test the Career/Vocational Development K-14 Goal Matrix (see note) to see whether the goals, objectives, and indicators are realistic and appropriate for the age/grade levels they represent, and to determine whether a teacher could teach to any given indicator as an integral part of the regular classroom instruction. The sampler is made up of lessons or modules suggested and developed by more than 300 teachers and counselors; each can be used as is or adapted to a particular classroom situation. The ideas are meant to aid the teacher in infusing or integrating career-related concepts into the academic, pre-vocational, and vocational settings in order to meet the career development needs of students. The activities in this publication are intended for grades 4-6, and include games, puzzles, poetry, pages to be reproduced and handed out, and group projects. Each lesson is categorized by subject area competency, skills, and the career development objective of the 10 career development goals to which it relates. (Career development goals, as stated in the matrix, cover the following topics: self-awareness, interpersonal skills, decision making, work habits and attitudes, communication and computation skills, career implications of school subject matter, socio-technological-economic-political understanding, career information, marketable skills and adaptability, and leisure preferences and personal responsibilities.) For each lesson or activity, content, methods, resources, and evaluation items are suggested. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Change, Career Development, Career Education, Communication Skills, Community Responsibility, Computation, Decision Making Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Interests, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Leisure Time, Lesson Plans, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility, Political Socialization, Relevance (Education), Self Concept, Social Responsibility, Socioeconomic Influences, Work Attitudes, Work Life Expectancy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center of Northwest New Jersey, Morris Plains.