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ERIC Number: ED424404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
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)
South Dakota Curriculum Center, 435 South Chapelle, Pierre, SD 57501-3210; Tel: 605-224-6287.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A