ERIC Number: ED332010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Building Blocks for the Future. Kindergarten--Grade 12. A Developmental Framework for Life Choices. Maine Guide.
Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Adult and Secondary Vocational Education.; Maine State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Augusta.
This curriculum presents career, academic, and life skill activities to assist education and training organizations in developing and delivering comprehensive career development and life skills programs. The guide helps individuals to develop self-awareness, discover career options, secure an understanding of occupational information, acquire decision-making and planning skills, and understand the interrelationship of academics and the world of work. The opening sections provide a conceptual overview, introduction, comprehensive guidance model, and competencies for each level based on the National Career Development Guidelines. The primary, elementary, middle/junior high, and high school sections offer career and life development concepts appropriate for each grade level. The building blocks are organized into five areas: (1) orientation; (2) transition; (3) self-awareness; (4) career awareness and life planning; and (5) learning and planning skills. Each section in the guide contains the grade, skills, objectives, outcomes, time needed, resources required, suggested strategies, and evaluation methods. Individual career planning forms and references are included in the resource section: 57 resources for grades K-5 and 28 resources for grades 6-12. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Children, Comprehensive Guidance, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making Skills, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Job Skills, Literacy, Self Concept, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Young Adults
Vocational Curriculum Resource Center of Maine, KVTC, Western Avenue, Fairfield, ME 04937 (loan only).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Adult and Secondary Vocational Education.; Maine State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Augusta.
Note: For an adult version, see CE 057 756.