Career Index: A Selective Bibliography for Elementary Schools

Hardcover | January 1, 1990

byGretchen S. Baldauf

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This reference work is designed to help teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, parents, and students identify materials to increase career awareness at the kindergarten through sixth grade level. The annotated bibliography covers primarily recent works, published since 1970, that can offer career information for both children and young adults. In addition to the general or collective works that appear, the compiler, acknowledging the inspirational role biographies can play in career education, has included such works in the bibliography. The only exception is sports biographies, which, due to their sheer number, had to be excluded. The volume is organized by career or vocation, with general eerks listed at the beginning of each chapter. Throughout each category and subcategory, entries are listed alphabetically, with cross-references at the end of each chapter dealing with subject overlaps. Entries consist of the essential bibliographic information for each work, an approximate grade-range recommendation, a brief annotation, and a key to note the inclusion of indexes, photographs, appendices, etc. A group of separate indexes are also included, which classify the information according to author, biographee, and subject area. This unique reference book will be an important source for career education courses, as well as a valuable addition to elementary school libraries and those college libraries associated with teacher training.

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This reference work is designed to help teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, parents, and students identify materials to increase career awareness at the kindergarten through sixth grade level. The annotated bibliography covers primarily recent works, published since 1970, that can offer career information for both children and y...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 1990Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:031324832X

ISBN - 13:9780313248320

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?. . . Baldauf's Career Index has more limited use. It is designed to help teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, parents and students themselves identify materials to increase career awareness' for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. More than 1,000 items (books, filmstrips, cassettes, and videotapes) are roughly organized as general' career information or under 18 categories such as animal care, arts, business, communication, construction, and education. Entries give author; title; publisher; date; length; suggested grades; abbreviations noting index, bibliography, maps, photos, etc.; plus a one-sentence description. One unique feature of this work as career' information is that it includes many biographies (Janet Jackson and Tina Turner under Musicians, ' Ralph Nader and Sandra Day O'Connor under Law' ), as well as some fiction. Sports biographies are specifically excluded due to the sheer number of them.' The book is indexed by author, biographee, and occupation. Publication dates range from the early 1970s to the 1989 biography of Winnie and Nelson Mandela, with lots of basic A Day in the Life of . . . or I can be a . . . titles. Perhaps Baldauf tried to be too inclusive--such titles as Famous Firsts of Black Americans or Reluctant Warrior: Ulysses S. Grant are hardly illustrative of career opportunities today. But some children's collections may want this for collection development or to guide their patrons to what already exists on the shelves.?-Reference Books Bulletin