ERIC Number: ED208241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Career Orientation Guide. Arkansas Guidebook for Career Orientation. 7th-8th-9th Grades. Revised.
Arkansas State Univ., State University.; Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
This curriculum package contains materials for teaching the career orientation course in the junior high schools of Arkansas. Following the introduction, which describes the course and provides a rationale for it, along with instructions to teachers for conducting the course, the package is divided into 35 units organized under five major chapters. The first chapter introduces students to the career orientation course and contains information about self-assessment, developing proper attitudes, health, careers, and decision making. Chapter 2 contains units for studying 15 occupational clusters--communications and media; marketing and distribution; consumer and homemaking education; marine science; fine arts and humanities; manufacturing; construction; personal services; health; environment (natural resources); transportation; business and office; agribusiness and natural resources; public service; and hospitality, recreation, and tourism--and methods for making a tentative career choice based on this information. In chapter 3 students are encouraged to plan for high school and college education, while chapter 4 provides information on finding and keeping a job, including job applications, letters, resumes, and interviews. Chapter 5 contains information about labor laws, Social Security and unions, civic responsibilities, and money and record management. Each unit contains a teacher's section, including sex equity information, major objectives, measurable supportive objectives, and methods for teachers to provide information; and a students' section consisting of pretest, key information, transparencies and handouts, posttest, and unit refereces. Appendixes contain teacher information, educational resources, legal information, and forms and lists of materials. (KC)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Building Trades, Business, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Communications, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Education Work Relationship, Food Service, Health Occupations, Home Economics, Humanities, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Job Application, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Manufacturing, Marine Technicians, Natural Resources, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Office Occupations, Public Service Occupations, Recordkeeping, Recreation, Self Actualization, Service Occupations, Teaching Guides, Tourism, Transportation, Unions, Vocational Aptitude
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Univ., State University.; Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas