ERIC Number: ED442983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
It's About Time: Parental Activities To Help Middle Grade Students Begin To Think About Career Choice.
Andrews, Suzanne; Gahris, Cynthia; Reeder, Marcia; Tizzano, Anthony
This document, which is intended for parents of Ohio students in grade 8, explains the purpose and content of the Individual Career Plan (ICP) and provides activities through which parents can help their children begin to think about career choice. The document begins with an overview of the ICP, which is a scrapbook-like document that Ohio students in grades 8-12 use to record their ideas about career choice and keep records of all the career activities they do in school. The remainder of the document consists of activities designed to enable parents to help their children accomplish the following tasks: (1) assess their personal interests, strengths, skills, and work attitudes and begin the process of personal planning; (2) learn about their parents' career choices; (3) explore possible careers and determine whether those careers are a match for their skills and abilities; (4) choose career-relevant high school courses; (5) understand the different sections of the ICP; (6) complete the ICP's Career Planner and Educational Planner section; (7) complete the Career Skills Checklist; (8) complete the Career Skills Builder's work-based sections; and (9) understand how the skills identified by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills relate to school and work. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adult Education, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Check Lists, Course Selection (Students), Decision Making, Education Work Relationship, Educational Counseling, Employment Potential, Grade 8, Guidelines, Helping Relationship, Information Sources, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Occupational Information, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Skill Development, Statewide Planning, Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs
For full text: http://www.ohiocareerdev.org/pdfs/Packets.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio