ERIC Number: ED240335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Career Links: Awakening Awareness to Factors Linking Educational Choice to Occupational Interests. Final Report, 1982-83.
Project Link Educational Center, Newark, NJ.
A program in career linkages was conducted at Project Link Educational Center to bring the students to greater self-awareness in terms of their personal qualities, abilities, interests, and determinations and to express and examine these in relation to their occupational interests and goals. (Project Link Educational Center is a tuition-free, nonsectarian, nonpublic junior high school serving 100 inner-city black youth of Newark.) Program procedures included individual interviews with students, secondary school placements, assessment of career maturity, administration of occupational checklists, interdisciplinary career week, career awareness field trips, role model experiences, slide/photo presentations, postassessment of career maturity, disseminations, and community career representatives follow-up. Parents, teachers, and professionals in career areas demonstrated strong cooperation in the school's efforts to provide career education. Based on results of an occupational checklist, renewed efforts to eliminate sex bias and sex role stereotyping were required. The Career Maturity Inventory results showed that the major problem is an attitudinal one based on indecision. Students eagerly anticipated and valued the role-model experiences. (YLB)
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Goal Orientation, Inner City, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Role Models, School Choice, Self Concept, Sex Fairness, Student Evaluation, Vocational Interests, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Project Link Educational Center, Newark, NJ.