ERIC Number: ED350507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Job Shadowing: An Exploration of Career Options for Junior High School Students.
Alberta Education Response Centre, Edmonton.
The ready-to-use teacher notes and classroom activities included in this booklet are intended to foster information-gathering and self-awareness in junior high school students. While emphasis is placed on decision-making, these activities are intended to create an atmosphere of career exploration rather than commitment to occupational choices. The activity described in this booklet, job shadowing, is central to Canada's Career Week program. Activities 1 through 4 are designed to help students to develop the attitudes and thought processes necessary to integrate the information that they are exposed to in Activities 5 and 6. Students can use these skills throughout their lives to assess information and experience and to make choices as career options present themselves. These activities are presented: (1) My Fantasy Life at Age 25; (2) Analyzing the Fantasy; (3) Setting Goals; (4) Shopping for Career Skills; (5) Job Shadowing; and (6) Volunteers. Activities include such items as teacher notes, student exercises, and case studies. References are listed. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education Response Centre, Edmonton.