ERIC Number: ED337686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Guidelines for Conducting a Quality Career Investigation Program.
These guidelines for new and experienced educators conducting a career investigation program are the basis for revision of vocational education in Texas. Career investigation, a seventh- or eighth-grade semester course, combines vocational and business education courses and assists students in making meaningful and informed educational and career choices. These guidelines contain six chapters dealing with: (1) general information; (2) the effective career investigation teacher; (3) planning for instruction; (4) serving special needs students; (5) public relations; and (6) career guidance material and resources. Chapter 1 contains five appendices: advisory council materials, special provisions for vocational education, program evaluation materials, teacher certification forms, and lists of certification courses and teacher educators. Chapter 2 contains one appendix: a list of regional vocational education equity specialists. Chapter 3 contains four appendices: sample lesson plan, activity forms, payroll information, and progress chart-occupational clusters. Chapter 5 contains three appendices: tips on building positive relations with school personnel, a sample news release, and a certificate of appreciation. Chapter 6 lists career guidance vendors and includes three appendices listing respectively references/resources, software, and audiovisuals. The bibliography contains 18 citations. (NLA)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Grade 7, Grade 8, Instructional Development, Junior High Schools, Public Relations, Special Needs Students, Teaching Guides, Work Experience Programs
Educational Development and Training Center, East Texas State University, Commerce, TX 75428 (order no. CI-140-HB).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Educational Development and Training Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 059 367-368. Chapter 4 contains no appendices.