ERIC Number: ED328757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Future Builders. A High School Career Education and Life Skills Curriculum.
Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.; Maine Univ., Orono.
This document is a guide for incorporating sequenced career education and life planning into the high school curriculum. It is divided into five sections. "Orientation" (ninth grade) includes three sessions designed to continue the exploration process that many students began in eighth grade, leading the students through an assessment of themselves and their career fantasies as they learn about present and future trends. The 10th-grade "Building Your Future" seminar has 10 sessions, which include self-assessment, communication skills, career and postsecondary institution research reports, adult development, life planning, and decision making. "A Passport to My Future" (11th grade), the experiential component, provides a structure that encourages students to visit at least one employer and one postsecondary institution and participate in job shadowing. Students in the program must identify a sponsor who works with them and provides transportation. The 12th-grade "Transitions Seminar" teaches life skills and includes sessions on budgeting, citizenship, wellness, resumes, interviewing skills, and community resources. Each sessions consists of some or all of these components: objective; description; materials required; instructions; homework assignment; references; and handouts. A parents' guide provides the following materials for each student section: overview; goals; homework assignments; and references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.; Maine Univ., Orono.