ERIC Number: ED282058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Vocations: Building Occupational Exploration at the Middle School Level.
Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.
This handbook uses the 15 occupational clusters for infusing career exploration into an existing school curriculum for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students. Each grade's program explores designated occupational clusters through the basic curriculum of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, and physical education. A cluster calendar provides teachers with a list of priority subject areas directly corresponding to assigned clusters at each grade level. The sixth-grade program explores these career cluster areas: transportation, manufacturing, consumer and homemaking, public service, hospitality and recreation, and environmental. The seventh-grade program introduces these clusters: personal services, marketing and distribution, health, business and office, agribusiness and natural resources, and communications. The eighth-grade program centers around the clusters of marine science, construction, and fine arts and humanities. Career objectives are provided for each grade level. Each cluster contains a list of occupations in the cluster, a general introductory lesson, more specific job-centered lessons, and a list of resources. Each lesson lists the cluster, content area, title, objectives, activities, evaluation suggestions, and resources. An additional section provides a special education program organized similarly to the grade-level programs. The lessons explore all 15 career clusters. An annotated bibliography is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Art, Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Career Exploration, Curriculum Guides, Fused Curriculum, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Middle Schools, Music, Occupational Clusters, Physical Education, Sciences, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Special Education, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.