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K-12 - Eighth Grade

INSTRUCTIONS
A plan of career education concepts, activities and test evaluation procedures.

STEP 1The teacher/counselor will administer the pre test to the class in September. The purpose of this test is to determine the students’ understanding of basic Career Education concepts.
STEP 2The pre test is scored and a summarization report of the class is completed by the teacher/counselor. Make two copies of the summarization report. (One copy to your principal and the second copy for your records.)
STEP 3The teacher/counselor then begins to introduce the prepared concepts and activities to the class, placing particular emphasis on the items most frequently missed on the pre test.
STEP 4The post test is administered in April. The purpose of this test is to determine if a change occurred from the previous testing.
STEP 5The post test is scored and a summarization report of the class is completed by the teacher. Make two copies of the summarization report. (One copy to your principal and the second copy for your records.

AWARENESS CONCEPTS AND ACTIVITIES
Grade 8

ALASKA EMPLOYABILITY STANDARDSCONTENT/SKILLSACTIVITIES
AB  
  Appreciation and Attitudes 
5 Legitimate human effort, including work, should be appreciated.Discuss paid and unpaid work and leisure opportunities and reasons why people might select them.
  Self 
1, 2, 31Success in a career requires special abilities and interests.All eighth grade students take the Career Decision Making I survey with counselor interpretation.
  Decision Making 
2-72-5Basic steps occur in the decision making process.With counselor assistance, each student plans a tentative course selection for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 based on career choices.
  Educational 
24, 5Practical application should exist between school subjects and selected careers.Under each of your school subjects list at least five (5) possible careers.
  Career 
 4, 5Some form of training is generally necessary for a successful career.List as many careers as you can that require college training (i.e., Vocational Technical training, apprenticeship).
  Economic 
 5Generally the longer the training period, the more money a person makes.Students research length of training time and average salary for selected careers. (AKCIS, Occupational Outlook, Homebound)
  Skill 
 2, 4Career skills may be mental or physical or a combination of both.Discuss careers related to subject matter, emphasizing mental and physical skills needed for each career.
  Employability 
7 Getting along with people is very important in career success.List a number of things that generally destroy good worker relationships.

CAREER EDUCATION SURVEY FOR GRADE 8
Pre and Post Test

Appreciation and Attitudes

  1. People might choose a job they like though it pays very little.
  2. A college education will always get me a better job.
  3. The pay for a job indicates that job’s importance to society.

Self

  1. It is important to like one’s job in order to do it well.
  2. If I am interested in outdoor activities, I could chose the Agri-Business cluster as a possible career area.
  3. In order to do well in a technical school or college, I will generally need to do well in school now.

Decision Making

  1. It’s a good idea to have other choices ready if y our first choice does not work out.
  2. I will be able to choose a career more wisely if I look into only one career area.
  3. I should select a career that I like and one that makes me feel good about my work.

Educational

  1. I should be able to choose a career more wisely if I study a variety of subjects in school.
  2. Understanding my basic skills results (language arts, math, etc.) is important in planning possible career options.
  3. The subjects I study in school are not related to career choices.

Career

  1. If I am interested in camping, hiking, skiing, wild life, etc., I could seek training in the Hospitality and Recreational cluster.
  2. A doctor has to have a high interest in science and people.
  3. Many satisfying careers do not require four years of college training.

Economic

  1. A person who earns a lot of money in a career will always be happy in that work.
  2. Some form of training is necessary for employment.
  3. Careers that require a lot of training usually pay higher wages.

Skill

  1. If I wanted to be a journalist, the skills I learn in language arts classes would help me.
  2. The skills I practice in physical education classes could help me spend my leisure time wisely.
  3. Basic skills results should help me in making my career plans.

Employability

  1. If I enjoy being with people, I might consider the Personal Service cluster.
  2. What I do outside my work place affects my work status.
  3. My feelings and attitudes toward my co-workers will affect my job performance.

CAREER EDUCATION SURVEY ANSWER SHEET

Grades 7-12

Name: _______________________ Grade:___ School:________________ Date:_____

Students: Answer by filling in the appropriate circle.

 TRUEFALSE TRUEFALSE
1.
O
O
13.
O
O
2.
O
O
14.
O
O
3.
O
O
15.
O
O
4.
O
O
16.
O
O
5.
O
O
17.
O
O
6.
O
O
18.
O
O
7.
O
O
19.
O
O
8.
O
O
20.
O
O
9.
O
O
21.
O
O
10.
O
O
22.
O
O
11.
O
O
23.
O
O
12.
O
O
24.
O
O


CAREER EDUCATION SURVEY SUMMARIZATION REPORT

Teacher:___________________________ Grade:___________________________

School : ___________________________ Date:______________

Number of students taking the survey: _______

Statements correctly answered by number of students:

Statement Number:

1.
 
13.
 
2.
 
14.
 
3.
 
15.
 
4.
 
16.
 
5.
 
17.
 
6.
 
18.
 
7.
 
19.
 
8.
 
20.
 
9.
 
21.
 
10.
 
22.
 
11.
 
23.
 
12.
 
24.
 

In view of the results, I would like my class to concentrate on statements: # ___, # ___, # ___ , # ___ , # ___ , this semester.

My goal would be to help my students to better understand the concepts of Career Education at this particular grade level.


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