ERIC Number: ED211828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Employability Skills: For Special Needs Students.
Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD. Special Education Div.
Growing from mobile career libraries established for special needs secondary students in Carroll County, Maryland, this curriculum contains 10 units designed to aid educationally handicapped students to understand themselves and the world of work. Topics covered in the units include the following: self-awareness and appraisal, interpersonal relationships, values and decision making, the job search, applications and other forms, interviewing, career clusters, behavior on the job, job communication skills, and the paycheck. Each unit contains specific instructional objectives, a variety of activities to help students attain the objectives, evaluation measures to determine if the student attained the objective, and specific suggested resources for each objective. Corresponding to each unit is an evaluation exercise to assess the students' understanding of the information contained within each unit. A comprehensive bibliography of career materials for the educationally handicapped secondary student is also included in the curriculum guide. (The curriculum units were field tested in Carroll County in secondary work-study classrooms for two years, with students' gains in knowledge assessed using the evaluation exercises included in the guide. For every unit, significant gains in knowledge were obtained by the students.) (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Guidance, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Guides, Decision Making Skills, Educational Resources, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Individual Needs, Interpersonal Competence, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Money Management, Occupational Clusters, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Special Needs Students, Tests, Values Clarification, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD. Special Education Div.