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This guide is intended for use in presenting a 90-hour career planning curriculum targeted toward unmarried teenage parents. The guide consists of 19 units that are structured around Wisconsin's 19 developmental guidance competencies. The following competencies are covered: understand one's learning abilities and how to apply them; perform self-assessment; learn to set realistic goals and develop strategies to reach them; understand the impact of course selection on future plans; understand the school environment and the behaviors/attitudes expected; understand physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development; learn to cope with change and plan for the future; learn conflict resolution skills; understand one's own and others' capabilities; understand personal relationships; take responsibility for decisions; understand and develop decision-making skills; understand the world of work; become informed about educational/work alternatives; understand continuous changes of male/female roles and their relationship to career choice; develop work-related interpersonal skills; become informed about employment opportunities during and after high school; form tentative career goals and strategies to reach them; and understand lifestyle preferences and relate them to occupational interests. Included in each unit are some or all of the following: overview; table cross-referencing activities included for each competency and suggested instructional strategies and instructor resources (print and audiovisual materials and software); instructor notes; additional sources of background/reference information; handouts; and activity sheets. (MN)

Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Career Planning, Competency Based Education, Conflict Resolution, Coping, Decision Making, Early Parenthood, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Modules, Life Style, Nontraditional Occupations, One Parent Family, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Differences, Sex Role, State Curriculum Guides, Work Attitudes, Work Environment

Author: Norden, Tamara, Ed.


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