ERIC Number: ED414495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Career Pathways. A Guide for Expanding Vocational-Technical Education in the Middle School/Junior High School.
This guide, which was developed for Idaho middle and junior high school teachers, provides a framework for developing hands-on curricula that will acquaint students with concepts and activities common to a wide range of occupations. Presented after a brief introduction explaining the rationale for a curriculum based on career pathways are a curriculum framework and brief discussions of staffing and delivery options. The remainder of the guide consists of six sections that each contain the following: career pathway; career majors to which the pathway leads; and occupations to which the career majors lead. The pathways and career majors included are as follows: arts and communications (artistic design, communications, arts and entertainment); business and management (accounting, computer science, management, marketing and sales, banking and finance, consumer and personal services, administrative support); health services (health diagnostics, health therapy, health information support, health care environmental services); human resources (legal services, protective services, social services, educational services, recreation and coaching); industrial and engineering (construction, mechanical, production and manufacturing, technical service and repair, engineering); and natural resources (agricultural sciences, forestry and conservation, environmental sciences, exploratory sciences). Appended are the following: sample exploratory experience outline form; sample exploratory experience activity; and list of 22 resources. (MN)
Descriptors: Art, Blue Collar Occupations, Career Education, Classroom Techniques, Clerical Occupations, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Finance Occupations, Forestry Occupations, Health Occupations, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Managerial Occupations, Middle Schools, Natural Resources, Occupational Clusters, Office Occupations, Professional Occupations, Service Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Teaching Methods, Technical Occupations, Vocational Education, White Collar Occupations
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Div. of Vocational Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho