ERIC Number: ED273420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep-23
Reference Count: 0
American Indian and Alaska Native Career Development Youth Manual.
Arviso-One Feather, Vivian; Whiteman, Henrietta
Written for American Indian youth, this course is intended to help students develop career plans by identifying their interests and strengths and setting goals. There are five study units under the two major headings of "You and Your Choices" and "Your Choices and Careers." Each unit contains a statement of purpose, a brief reading selection for background information, and a set of learning activities with worksheets. The first unit helps students become more aware of themselves, their interests, and their importance to the Indian community. Worksheets are provided for identifying personal favorites and interests, and students develop a self-profile by completing a 140-item rating scale. Units 2 and 3 emphasize decision-making and goal setting. Activities include writing about Indians who are known for outstanding achievements in spite of obstacles. In Unit 4 students select junior and senior high school courses based on their interests and career goals. Activities show the relationship between school subjects and job clusters. In the final unit students identify career opportunities in Indian communities. Activities include interviewing a community speaker and consulting the job advertisement section of tribal and national Indian newspapers. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Career Choice, Career Planning, Community Programs, Cultural Influences, Decision Making, Employment Opportunities, Goal Orientation, Individual Characteristics, Individual Development, Interest Inventories, Interests, Learning Activities, Occupational Clusters, Profiles, Rating Scales, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Educational Objectives, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Cooperative Extension Service.
Note: For leader's guide, see RC 015 904.