ERIC Number: ED420021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Career Exploration in the Middle School.
Love, Cathleen; Larrick, Anita; Cobb, Brian
Success during middle school can translate to success in high school and the adult years. This monograph presents ways in which family and consumer sciences teachers can facilitate the learning of career development in the middle school. Middle level education is a unique challenge to educators because students at this level experience rapid and variable changes which impact how they learn. Therefore this program's design focuses on total growth and development, meeting the needs of the adolescent's intellectual development, as well as social, physical, and emotional areas. An introduction to career exploration for the middle school level is presented in chapter 1. Chapter 2 provides a brief review of the literature on concepts related to career development. Explored in chapter 2: choice on the world of work; analyzing personal characteristics; learners' needs; career development theories; family and consumer sciences programs; and career exploration. Each concept is discussed and an example of a lesson plan is provided; a guide to the lesson categories is provided as well. A listing of possible resources for career exploration is also presented. Chapter 3 provides a summary of the career development concepts covered. (MKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association, Ellensburg, WA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994