ERIC Number: ED254404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Class Activities, Disability Discrimination, Elementary School Science, Engineering, Engineers, Females, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Role Models, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientists, Secondary School Science, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.