ERIC Number: ED440481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Connections: A Transition Curriculum for Grades 3-6.
Aspinall, Art; Roberts, Lynn; Robinson, Ruth; Tomlan, Patricia S., Ed.
This curriculum guide is intended to provide students (with and without disabilities) in grades 3-6 with career awareness instruction integrated with instruction in personal and social skills, reading, writing, and mathematics. Introductory materials present the program's philosophy, including instructional goals, student performance goals, and the three phases of a career development program: career awareness, career orientation, and career exploration. Twelve career-related competencies are also specified. Different delivery models are explained, including: a Connections Club; a collaborative co-teaching model; and the small group/individualized instruction model. Additionally, benefits of the program for various groups are listed. The four units of the curriculum include: (1)"Me and My Shadows" with chapters titled "Getting To Know Me,""Coping Skills," and "Goal Setting and Time Management"; (2) "Here's How It's Done" with chapters titled "Career Awareness,""Communication," and "Exploring Community Partnerships"; (3) "Let's Get Literate" with chapters titled "Life Skills Reading,""Life Skills Writing," and "Life Skills Math"; and (4) "Teacher Tips." Each chapter includes many instructional materials suitable for reproduction as well as guidelines for teachers concerning when and how to use the materials. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.; Jefferson County Public Schools, Lakewood, CO.