ERIC Number: ED424404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Parents as Partners in Career Education.
Kucker, Marsha; Smith-Rockhold, Gloria; Bemis, Dodie; Wiese, Vickie
This document is a compilation of materials on improving parent involvement in career education. Section 1 contains the following informative materials and exercises: a parent's guide to the career development alphabet, involvement continuum, self-assessment, influences on parents' career decisions, and parental influence exercises; and sample action plan for parent involvement. Section 2 provides information on the following: the changing workplace, future trends, job skill level changes, fastest growing occupations, earnings in various occupations, nontraditional careers, career decision making, and job clusters. The materials in section 3 focus on why parents should be involved: how parents make a difference, helping teens identify interests and abilities and acquire skills, parental involvement checklist, and tool for planning family involvement. Section 4 provides materials on how parents can be involved: parent roles in education, investigating careers activities, parent checklist for school-to-careers involvement, and tips for parents of elementary students and of middle and high school students. Section 5 considers barriers to parental involvement and ways to overcome them. Section 6 provides these resources: chart of cross-curricular career education standards, equity/diversity activities for educators and parents, annotated listing of 115 resources for supporting children, 17 references, descriptions of 18 websites, and list of 5 resources for parents. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Occupations, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Resources
South Dakota Curriculum Center, 435 South Chapelle, Pierre, SD 57501-3210; Tel: 605-224-6287.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Dakota State Dept. of Education, Pierre. Div. of Workforce and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Curriculum Center, Pierre.; Lake Area Technical Inst., Watertown, SD.; Mitchell Technical Inst., SD.