ERIC Number: ED221701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Prevocational Exploration Guidance. Competency Based Curriculum.
Harrington, Fred; And Others
This competency-based curriculum for prevocational exploration in West Virginia provides experiences at grades 9 and 10 related to exploring careers and educational programs for those careers. The guidance units are designed to assist the counselor in providing activities that relate to ongoing hands-on activities in prevocational business, environmental, industrial, and service exploration laboratories. The curriculum is organized into two sections and divided into 24 units covering the following topics: Dictionary of Occupational Titles; personal characteristics inventory; job interviews; driver's license and Social Security applications; resumes; employment applications; job openings; occupational choices; vocational and educational choices; occupational choices and personal satisfaction; non-verbal communication; written and oral communication skills; career options as related to lifestyles; education for chosen occupations; components of a career; goals; personality and values; aptitude and interests; information sources about occupations; type of work activities; interpersonal relations; working conditions and physical demands; and decision making. Each unit contains a task, a competency, suggested resources, notes to the teacher, learning objectives, evaluation procedures, information sheets, and work sheets. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Decision Making Skills, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, Evaluation Methods, Grade 10, Grade 9, High Schools, Job Application, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Occupational Information, Prevocational Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Values Clarification, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education
Vocational Curriculum Laboratory, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV 25271.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Vocational Curriculum Lab., Cedar Lakes.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia