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Discovering Careers, 7th Edition

Discovering Careers, 7th Edition
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By: John A. Wanat, E. Weston Pfeiffer, and Richard Van Gulik

ISBN: 978-1-60525-519-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Career Education
Grade Level: 6-9
Retail Price: $79.96
School Price: $59.97


Discovering Careers is designed to introduce students to the skills they will need to succeed in school, on the job, and on their own. By studying this text, students will be able to explore personal goals, interests, and aptitudes that will influence future life decisions. The 16 career clusters, with career pathways and options, provide an opportunity to research and gain an awareness of educational and training requirements needed for various careers. Check Your Reading and Key Concepts reinforce reading skills and enhance reading comprehension. Sharing best practices for the environment, Go Green gives tips on ways to use our resources wisely in a business setting. To provide insight on real-life issues that may arise in the workplace, an Ethics feature presents helpful information that students can use.

New to this edition:
  • Learning Styles
  • Appropriate Internet Use
  • Portfolios
  • Go Green
  • Ethics

Previous Edition
Learning for Earning, 6th Edition

Table of Contents

Part One: Exploring the World of Work
  1. The Importance of Work
  2. The Changing Workplace
  3. The Law in the Workplace

Part Two: Exploring Career Options
  4. Learning About Careers
  5. Types of Careers
  6. A Business of Your Own

Part Three: Making Plans for Career Success
  7. Learning About Yourself
  8. Making Decisions
  9. Options for Education and Training
10. Making a Career Plan

Part Four: Acquiring Workplace Skills
11. Job Search Skills
12. Interviewing Skills
13. Good Employee Skills
14. Being a Team Player
15. Keeping Safety First
16. Handling Changes in Job Status
Part Five: Developing Personal Skills for Job Success
17. Basic Skills for Job Success
18. Time Management and Study Skills
19. Communication Skills
20. Your Appearance
21. Good Health and Job Success
22. Developing Leadership Skills

Part Six: Managing Your Money
23. Paychecks and Taxes
24. Budgets
25. Checking Accounts
26. Savings
27. Credit
28. Insurance

Part Seven: Growing Toward Independence
29. A Place to Live
30. Transportation
31. Being a Responsible Citizen

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Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Career Education)
   sample Chapter 5 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Career Education)
   sample Chapter 7 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Career Education)
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   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 3.15 MB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Career Education)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Career Awareness, Grades 6-8 (PDF, 156 KB)
   PDF Career Discovery, Grades 6-8 (PDF, 156 KB)
   PDF Career Preparation I (PDF, 207 KB)
   PDF Exploring Careers (PDF, 166 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

John A. Wanat - is executive director of the Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities, and Veterans' Interment and author of numerous textbooks, articles, and audiovisual materials. Previously he managed several New Jersey State Department of Education bureaus and implemented a statewide program that found jobs for 10,000 high school graduates not bound for college. Wanat's career has included coordinating degree and nondegree programs for the Center for Occupational Education at Jersey City State College. He also has served as vice president of a security training institute, director of an adult learning center, and publisher/editor of two national education magazines.

E. Weston Pfeiffer - provides consulting services to major corporations, the World Bank, and numerous education agencies. Pfeiffer began his career as a teacher, then joined the New Jersey Department of Education's Division of Vocational Education. There he was state supervisor of cooperative industrial education, lead program specialist for trade and industrial education, and state director for apprentice training. Recently Pfeiffer has served as advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor on technical and vocational training programs in Europe and the Middle East. He is a founding member of the Cooperative Work Experience Education Association.

Richard Van Gulik - is assistant director for curriculum at Withlacoochee Technical Institute. Previously he was superintendent of Hunterdon County Polytech and principal of Salem County Vocational School. While he was principal, Salem County Vocational School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the top 10 vocational programs in the nation. Van Gulik also served as program specialist in trade and industrial education for New Jersey's Department of Education. He is a leader in initiating programs that address the employment needs of his county and in creating school-to-career and mentoring opportunities for students in vocational programs.


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