ERIC Number: ED404516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
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Work-in-Progress: Career and Work Education for Elementary Students.
Angel, N. Faye; Mooney, Marianne
This paper focuses on how career and work activities can be incorporated into the everyday curricula of elementary students and made part of their records through use of Individual Career Development Portfolios (ICDP). It promotes use of the ICDP as both a collection of student works that result from career awareness activities and experiences throughout the school year and an assessment instrument to evaluate depth of career awareness and measure writing skills, thinking and organizing, academic competencies, teamwork and interpersonal skills, and evaluation abilities. The next section provides an ICDP model, mission statement, and objectives that can be used to develop curricula that integrate career and work activities. A seven-step model includes the following components: major players, mission statement, objectives, career awareness goals, career awareness portfolio, recognition of accomplishments, and portfolio advanced to next grade level. The following section discusses 14 career/work activities (and their competencies) that can be used as meaningful, single exercises or in conjunction with others to reinforce career awareness concepts while building on important competencies. Each activity generates a visual product representing students' work which is placed in the ICDP to illustrate their achievement and competencies. Suggestions are made for implementation, recommendations to make the process more successful, and assessment recommendations. Contains 18 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 5-8, 1996).