ERIC Number: ED330957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
PREP: Planning To Realize Educational Potential.
Maine Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Augusta.
This curriculum guide consists of nine lessons designed for eighth graders to participate in career exploration and decision-making. Lesson 1 describes the goals of the program, criteria involved in considering life opportunities, and the value of good decision making. Lesson 2 helps the student explore his/her personality, identify strengths and weaknesses, define values, and identify values held. Lesson 3 contains worksheets to assist the student in determining career interest factors and areas of skill, aptitude, and educational potential. In this lesson, the student completes a personal profile using the information gathered to date. Lesson 4 describes the stages of the decision-making process. Students practice using the process in small groups and then apply the process to a decision they are currently examining. Lesson 5 helps the student understand the concept and importance of categorizing jobs into clusters, and jobs that fit his/her interest profile. Lesson 6 allows the student to compare and contrast jobs and their occupational preparation time. The student also uses career resource materials to research occupations. Lesson 7 utilizes two career exploration software programs, CHOICES Jr., and DISCOVER for Middle and Junior High School. Lesson 8 helps the student identify important work values and lifestyle factors, and identify a traditional and non-traditional occupation to research. In Lesson 9 the student completes his/her career preparation plan and chooses the coursework necessary for post-secondary preparation. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Augusta.