ERIC Number: ED239131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
"Mystery Guest" Program.
Escondido Union School District, CA.
In this program, members of the community visit intermediate grade classrooms as "mystery guests" in order to provide students with an introduction to assorted careers and to promote community support for education. The procedure is as follows: (1) the guest brings a tool of his or her occupation, but does not tell what that occupation is; (2) students deduce the occupation by asking questions; (3) when the occupation has been guessed, further questions are asked to learn about the occupation; and (4) students write their impressions of the occupation in a notebook. It is recommended that one 30-minute visit be scheduled each week. This program description includes: an overview; program objectives; implementation procedures; the role and duties of the coordinator; guidelines for preparation of the guest and of the class; the role of the teacher; a suggestion for sending thank-you letters; a letter to be sent to guests; a list of eight sample questions; and a list of guests who have participated along with their occupations. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Escondido Union School District, CA.