ERIC Number: ED143799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Career Exploration Program: A Cluster Approach. Publication No. 0057.
Ansbro, William; And Others
Based on the occupational clusters designated by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, this curriculum guide presents a career exploration program for junior high and middle school students. The program, presented in eighty-minute weekly sessions, is designed as an alternative activity in which students can elect to explore a wide variety of occupations. Seven occupational clusters and an awareness unit are included in this document. The awareness unit covers the following concepts: educational awareness, career awareness, self-awareness, work habits and attitudes, decision making, and socio-technological and economic understanding. The next seven units cover the following occupational clusters: health, communications and media, consumer and homemaking, public service, personal services, hospitality and recreation, business. Each unit contains a brief introduction to the cluster area, instructional objectives, job descriptions and vocabulary terms related to the cluster area, learning activities, pre- and posttests, a list of teacher resources, and a list of student resources. Parts of the program are designed for a laboratory setting but can be adapted to the regular classroom setting. The units are not bound to any sequence, allowing the teacher to be selective. (BM)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Business, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Consumer Economics, Decision Making, Grade 7, Grade 8, Health Occupations, Home Economics, Intermediate Grades, Journalism, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Occupational Clusters, Public Service Occupations, Recreation, Self Actualization, Service Occupations, State Curriculum Guides, Telephone Communications Industry, Travel, Units of Study, Work Attitudes
New Jersey Vocational-Technical Curriculum Laboratory, Building 4103, Kilmer Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($3.50 plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey