ERIC Number: ED218473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Teaching and Learning Career Education in the Elementary School. An Activity Guide.
Schubert, Nancy A.
This guide is designed to help elementary teachers to incorporate career education into their classrooms. It contains background information about career education as well as suggested activities to use with the children. The guide is organized into five chapters. Each chapter contains information about career education topics, a summary, and activities tied into the information content. Chapter 1 explains the reason for career education in the elementary school and explores career clusters; while various components of career education (self awareness, career awareness, the decision-making process, and scope and sequence of vocational education) are examined in chapter 2. In chapter 3, activities through which career education is taught, such as subject matter tie-ins, role play, use of resource people, and field trips are explored, and occuptional information sources are listed. Career education for special groups--females, the handicapped, the economically disadvantaged, and racial minorities--is explained in chapter 4, with emphasis on activities which promote awareness of stereotyping and sex fairness. The final chapter tells how to build the career education program, including lesson and unit planning, sources for free resources, and issues in career education. Appendixes contain a unit of career awareness instruction and a summary of personality types. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Decision Making Skills, Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Planning, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Females, Field Trips, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Minority Groups, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Program Development, Role Playing, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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