ERIC Number: ED386603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Career Education--The Early Years. [and] Let's Get Serious about Career Education for Elementary Students. AACE Bonus Briefs.
Woal, S. Theodore; DuVall, Patricia S.
This document consists of two brief articles on career education in elementary school. The first article, "Career Education--The Early Years" by S. Theodore Woal, suggests that elementary school is the time to begin to infuse career education concepts and to correlate and integrate career guidance in the school curriculum. Three activities are suggested for students at this level: (1) "My School Community," a board game that students create representing the school community and showing the industries, businesses, and services within the community; (2) "The General Store," a project that uses language arts, social studies, arts, and mathematics to expose students to the basic concepts of economics---working for pay, buying and selling, and careers in merchandising, marketing, retailing, and banking; and (3) "Shadowing for Career Awareness," a project to expose students to real-life work situations by observing persons on the job. The article also suggests other career awareness activities such as making posters, writing songs, and creating a job tree. The second article, "Let's Get Serious about Career Education for Elementary Students," by Patricia S. DuVall, posits that career education and awareness is not an additional subject in the elementary curriculum but a developmental process. The process includes four categories: self-awareness, family awareness, school awareness, and community awareness. Career Day is suggested as a good learning activity for elementary students. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Career Education, Hermosa Beach, CA.
Note: Woal article reprinted from "The Pennsylvania Counselor" (March 1995). DuVall article reprinted from "California Career Education Association Newsletter" (October 1993).