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ERIC Number: ED332021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Pages: 8
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Career Education. Wadena Public School System.
Seelhammer, Sheila
The Wadena Public School District 819 (Minnesota) has a career education curriculum that includes the following: (1) emphasis on self-esteem, decision making, and work ethic integrated into other subjects in elementary schools; (2) increased emphasis on these areas in home economics, industrial arts, English, science, and mathematics in junior high school, along with individual meetings with guidance counselors; and (3) integrated and direct instruction and experiences that focus on guided career exploration and course selection in senior high school. According to a survey of teachers, the strength of the program is the high level of awareness of and instruction directed toward career development needs in senior high school and integrated activities in the elementary school. Teachers cited the following program weakenesses: lack of K-12 planning and delivery of a career education strand in the curriculum, lack of resources, and low level of awareness of career education in the elementary and junior high school. Students surveyed saw areas of greatest need as self-analysis, job-seeking skills, and ability to locate information on careers. Recommendations for improvement include increasing use and accessibility of resources, creating greater awareness of infused career education/work readiness learner outcomes, and clearly articulating a K-12 career education curriculum. (13 references) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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