ERIC Number: ED261229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-30
Introduction to Vocations. High Tech Focus. Final Report 1984-85.
Wayne Township Schools, NJ.
This report contains the materials that were developed during a project to make middle-grade students more aware of high tech careers through the following activities: (1) teacher and student visitations of community sites to explore high tech careers in 15 occupational clusters; (2) exploratory activities to facilitate linkages and articulation among the various levels of vocational and career training; (3) efforts to merge school and business resources, thereby enabling teachers to establish relationships between their subject discipline and its practical application in the work environment; and (4) inservice training for teachers to improve the quality of instruction and to facilitate development of student instructional units covering high tech careers. The following items are included in the package: a complete project summary; inservice lesson plans dealing with parental job shadowing, computer literacy, computer programming in BASIC, and the use of commercial software (such as Apple LOGO, Bank Street Writer, and Apple Writer); inservice evaluation forms; and a project expenditure report. Each inservice lesson plan includes some or all of the following: objectives, an activity, suggested references, instructional text, and various forms and surveys for use in presenting the topic addressed in the lesson to students. Appendixes to the report contain a management plan, a staff survey, and miscellaneous project-related correspondence. (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Behavioral Objectives, Career Exploration, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Discovery Learning, Field Experience Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Interest Inventories, Job Shadowing, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Linking Agents, Middle Schools, Postsecondary Education, Prevocational Education, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Secondary School Teachers, Surveys, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Wayne Township Schools, NJ.