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ERIC Number: ED254404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Careers in Science and Engineering. Second Edition. [Student Activities.]
Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
This program (which consists of 12 activities) is aimed at increasing the career relevance of science education for all students in grades 4 through 9, while at the same time particularly encouraging female and minority students to consider careers in science and engineering. Major areas addressed in the activities are: (1) students' images of scientists; (2) sex role stereotyping in home and and class chores; (3) occupational patterns; (4) making predictions about future work habits; (5) detecting sex and race bias in written materials and in spoken language; (6) famous women and minority scientists; (7) exploring careers in science and engineering (filmstrip presentation); (8) selected science and engineering fields; (9) skills and interests needed for a science career (emphasizing skills that students already possess); (10) resources available for learning about science careers; (11) the employment outlook for scientists and engineers; and (12) career planning. Each activity includes background information, instructional strategies, and (when applicable) student materials. A list of major points addressed in this program is included. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.