ERIC Number: ED419934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Balancing Life & Work: The Humanities as an Essential Part of Career Exploration.
Haynes, Leslie; Blake, Amy
This guide explains why the humanities are important in school-to-work systems and how high schools can develop one of two types of programs integrating humanities coursework and career exploration: the study of humanities as a way to enrich individuals' work lives and the study of humanities as career fields in their own right. The first half of the guide profiles the 3 humanities-based career exploration programs that were awarded the designation "Lighthouse" (model) site in U.S. Department of Education and Labor Regions VIII, IX, and X and the 29 sites that received honorable mention. The three Lighthouse programs are as follows: a series of experiential education programs integrating research, writing, literature, and issues surrounding Montana's heritage and public lands; a way-finding academy tying hands-on activities to careers related to the Hawaiian environment; and an applied English program highlighting various career options. The guide's remaining 3 sections contain the following: state frameworks, suggested activities, and sample projects for teaching global economics; lists of 15 relevant organizations, 23 online resources, 30 curricula and guides, 33 recommended publications, and the state humanities councils in the 12 states in regions VIII-X; and planning questions and a planning matrix for career pathways. (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Education, Career Exploration, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Resources, Family Work Relationship, Global Education, High Schools, Humanities, Integrated Curriculum, Internet, Learning Activities, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Agencies, Resource Materials, Systems Approach, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.