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6-12 Education College & Career

Discovering Careers, 8th Edition

By: John A. Wanat, E. Weston Pfeiffer, and Richard Van Gulik
ISBN: 978-1-61960-316-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2014
Subject: Career Education
Grade Level: 6-8
Description
Discovering Careers introduces career exploration in conjunction with the 16 career clusters. College and career readiness activities covering writing, speaking, and listening are included. Career Ready Practices are also included.
  • A project-based Personal Achievement Plan guides students in preparing a career plan.
  • College and Career Readiness Portfolio activities provide students an opportunity to create a personal portfolio.
  • A Math Skills Handbook provides a quick reference for basic math functions.
Products & Prices 6-12 Education
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Text 448 978-1-61960-316-5 $85.28 $63.96
Discovering Careers introduces career exploration in conjunction with the 16 career clusters. College and career readiness activities covering writing, speaking, and listening are included. Career Ready Practices are also included.
Student Workbook 144 978-1-61960-321-9 $22.00 $16.50
Designed to help students review content, apply knowledge, and develop critical-thinking skills. A wide variety of activities are provided for various learning styles. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Teacher's Annotated Workbook 144 978-1-61960-322-6 $80.00 $60.00 *
Designed for presenting answers to workbook activities right where you need them.
Teacher's Resource Guide 148 978-1-61960-323-3 $104.00 $78.00 *
Provides numerous instructional resources that support each chapter of the textbook including bulletin board ideas, introductory activities, suggested teaching strategies, test masters, answer keys, reproducible masters, transparency masters, and much more. All of the resources for teaching each chapter are conveniently grouped together.
Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-61960-324-0 $260.00 $195.00 *
The Teacher's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Teacher's Resources. An introduction and overview of teaching material. Files are in PDF format.
  • National Standards. Easy-to-read guides to national standards correlations.
  • Teacher's Edition. Teacher's Edition of the student text with annotations provided in PDF format.
  • Chapter Resources. Answer Keys for Checkpoint questions, end-of-chapter review, and assessment activities in PDF format.
  • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
  • Teacher's Annotated Workbook. Answers to workbook activities provided in PDF format.
  • Activity Masters. Printable instructional materials provided in PDF format.


System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, Adobe® Reader® (free download).
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 540 test questions 978-1-61960-325-7 $248.00 $186.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This CD includes 18 test banks with over 540 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP or later; Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.6 or later; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit and 64-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 400 slides 978-1-61960-326-4 $240.00 $180.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 18 chapters, comprising over 400 slides of instructional material.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader®(free download).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), Adobe® Reader®(free download).
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Table of Contents

Unit 1: Career Exploration
1. The World of Work
2. Learning About Yourself
3. Learning About Careers
4. Creating a Career Plans
Unit 2: Career Readiness
5. Education and Training
6. Succeeding at Work
7. Safety
8. Mathematics and Technology
9. Communication
10. Good Health and Appearance
11. Leadership
12. Time Management and Study Skills
Unit 3: Finding a Job
13. Getting a Job
14. Interviewing for a Job
15. Workplace Expectations
Unit 4: Growing Toward Independence
16. Paychecks and Taxes
17. Banking
18. Money Management
Look Inside
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Career Education)
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Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Career Education)
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Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Career Education)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
Chapter 1 (PPS, 7.44 MB)
Mobile Companion Website
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Companion Website
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Correlations
Tennessee
PDF
Career Exploration (PDF, 537 KB)
Texas
PDF
Career Portals TEKS (PDF, 221 KB)
PDF
Exploring Careers TEKS (PDF, 340 KB)
About the 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.