ERIC Number: ED240347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Career/Vocational Awareness for the Limited English Proficient. Final Report, 1982-83.
Ocean Township Board of Education, Oakhurst, NJ.
This project, conducted in Ocean Township, New Jersey, was developed to promote career awareness for limited-English proficient (LEP) students. The project was designed to make LEP students in grades K-12 aware of the myriad of career possibilities that exist in the United States and of the possibility for persons of both sexes and various racial and cultural backgrounds to fill these jobs. Materials chosen for the program were nonsexist and multiracial. Meetings were held with parents, members of the community, and other educators to discuss the needs of students and the human resources that would be available to aid in the implementation of the program. Two types of pretests were administered. One test depicted 36 workers to be identified according to profession. The second test, based on the New Jersey Occupational Checklist, entailed having students indicate whether only a woman, only a man, or both could do the jobs specified. When the pretests were used as posttests, the gains were significant. Using filmstrips, cassettes, games, puzzles, workbooks, texts, puppets, and dittos, the students learned that many job opportunities exist and that interests and personal characteristics are as important as intelligence and educational background when considering personal goals. Field trips and guest speakers of various ethnic heritages and, at times, nontraditional sex roles aided in expanding horizons and in bringing the world-of-work closer to the students. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Background, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Program Implementation, Second Language Instruction, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Teaching Methods
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: Ocean Township Board of Education, Oakhurst, NJ.