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FILE CODE: 6142.12
X Other Reasons
The board of education believes that constructive attitudes and concepts involving the dignity of all kinds of work belong in the curriculum from the beginning grades. Therefore, in fulfillment of the Core Curriculum Content Standards, the board shall develop and implement a comprehensive guidance and counseling system that facilitates career awareness and exploration for all students. The board shall ensure that educational programs shall continuously expose pupils to the nature of the wide variety of careers available and, when practical, give actual hands-on experience. The cross-content workplace readiness standards shall be infused into the curriculum throughout the grades in age appropriate activities. The standards are:
A. All students will develop career planning and workplace readiness skills.
B. All students will use technology, information and other tools.
C. All students will use critical thinking, decision-making and problem solving skills.
D. All students will demonstrate self-management skills.
E. All students will apply safety principles.
When any handsâ€‘on experience requires use of power tools, etc., all eye protection and other appropriate safety regulations shall be observed.
Career Education and Counseling
The board shall develop and implement a comprehensive guidance and academic counseling program for all students to facilitate career awareness, exploration, and preparation. This program shall:
A. Be linked to the Core Curriculum Contents Standards;
B. Be infused throughout the K-8 curriculum;
C. Be supported by professional development programs;
D. Take into consideration the academic, career and personal/social development of the student; and
E. Ensure that students with disabilities (age 14 or younger), if determined appropriate by IEP, have career and academic counseling coordinated with transitional services in accordance with law.
The board shall develop and implement curriculum and instructional methods that:
A. Are integrated with technological literacy;
B. Provide all students with an understanding of the career application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom; and
C. Provide all students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real or simulated career challenges.
The board will develop and implement for all students a system of career development activities that:
A. Offers the opportunity to explore career interests within, but not limited to, arts and humanities; business and information systems; mathematics, science and technology; and health and human services;
B. Addresses district resources, community needs and student interest;
C. Allows the board to select an appropriate delivery format that may include an integrated curriculum based on the Core Curriculum Content Standards or specialized programs that reflect the needs of students and the community; and
D. Instills the concept of the need for continuous learning throughout one's life.
Date: December 18, 1989
Revised: January 2002, August 26, 2002
NJSBA Review/Update: July 2008, September 2008
Readopted: October 27, 2008
N.J.S.A. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties
N.J.S.A. 18A:38-36 Employment certificates to part-time pupils
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.1, -12.2 Protective eye devices required for teachers, pupils and visitors in certain cases
N.J.S.A. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)
N.J.S.A. 18A:54E-1 through -5 Business and school partnerships
N.J.A.C. 6:A:7-1.7 Equality in school and classroom practices
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-2.2 Authority for the state plan for vocational education
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.2 Career education and counseling
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1 Graduation requirements
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-1.1 et seq. Professional Licensure and Standards
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-11.2, -13.19 through -13.22
N.J.A.C. 6A:19-1.1 et seq. Vocational - Technical Education Programs and Standards
N.J.A.C. 6A:19-1.2, -2.6, -3.1, -5.1, -6.1, -6.7, -6.8, -10.2
N.J.A.C. 6A:23-3.3 Method of determining tuition rates for county vocational schools
N.J.A.C. 6A:26-12.1 et seq. Operation and Maintenance of Facilities
N.J.A.C. 6A:26-12.2, -12.5
N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-12.1 Reporting requirements
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-14.1 Review of mandated programs and services
New Jersey Cross-Content Workplace Readiness Curriculum Framework: A Road Map for Learning, NJDOE, http://www.state.nj.us/njded/frameworks/ccwr/, Appendix B