ERIC Number: ED248085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
CHOICE (Challenging Options in Career Education): Overview of Curriculum Materials.
Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.; Mid-Hudson Migrant Education Center, New Paltz, NY.; Ulster County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, New Paltz, NY.
Designed to teach migrant students about the world of work, CHOICE (Challenging Options in Career Education) guides career exploration through exposure to 60 occupations in 15 occupational clusters and shows how academic subjects relate to jobs and careers. The CHOICE curriculum contains two sets of materials. The advanced set, for junior and senior high school students, provides career and job information and basic job market entry skills information in three illustrated volumes, on three reading levels (grades 3 and 5 and high school), written in English and in Spanish. "Occupational Resources," the first text, describes the skills, tasks, tools, training, and work environment for 60 occupations. "Career Notes," is the second text. This job skills workbook includes information and activities about self-awareness, work readiness, forms and applications, employment agencies, career clusters, resumes, and interviews. The third text, Mission Information, is a work-study guide; it is a handbook for interviews, shadowing experience (learning by observing), and work experience. Activities include stories, fact sheets, cartoons, poems, and interviews. The basic set of materials, for students in grades K-6, includes illustrated activity folders, student and teacher logs, and pre- and post-tests that provide job role, self-awareness, and decision-making information. Activities include stories, games, puzzles, and audio tapes. Performance objectives and student profile sheets are included. Appended is material that explains the program in detail, information for conducting training sessions, and contact information for training and consultant services. (SB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Decision Making, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Migrant Education, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Pretests Posttests, Relevance (Education), Spanish, Teaching Guides, Workbooks
CHOICE, P. O. Box 250, New Paltz, NY 12561.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.; Mid-Hudson Migrant Education Center, New Paltz, NY.; Ulster County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, New Paltz, NY.