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Title:
Career discovery encyclopedia.
Author:
J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Ferguson Pub. Co., 2000.
Physical Description:
8 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Eight volumes with over 500 articles on all categories of occupations present such information as job descriptions, salaries, educational and training requirements, sources of further information, and other pertinent facts.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780894342752
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Career Discovery Encyclopedia has been completely revised and expanded into an eight-volume set. Written and designed for students in grades 4-8, this easy-to-use set contains information on more than 600 occupations and more than 400 new photographs.


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Booklist Review

In its latest edition, this career resource continues to provide very basic information for upper-elementary and middle-school students. More than 650 entries cover careers from Accountants and Actors to Zookeepers and Zoologists. Among the more than 70 new entries are Animal handlers, Campaign workers, Epidemiologists, and Science and medical writers. Entries are arranged alphabetically. Each two-page spread is divided into sections that briefly explain what people in the career typically do, what education and training are required, what the prospects for growth are, and how to obtain more information. This last section provides contact information for relevant organizations and associations, most of which appear to be well chosen. Additional entry features include a black-and-white photograph and a box summarizing relevant school subjects and personal interests, minimum education level, salary range, and outlook. Another box refers the reader to entries for jobs that are related. Each volume concludes with the same two-page glossary and set index. Volume 8 also contains a "Guide for Occupational Exploration Index" and "National Occupational Classification System Index" as well as the standard "Dictionary of Occupational Titles Index" and the new "Occupational Information Network-Standard Occupational Classification Index." Do libraries that own the fourth edition, published in 2000, need to update? Unlike other career reference sources, Career Discovery Encyclopedia is not heavy with statistical information that quickly becomes obsolete. On the other hand, many entries have been revised to reflect the conditions of the last two or three years. For example, Cruise ship workers, Hotel and motel managers and workers, and Pilots all refer to the downturn in travel and tourism after September 11, 2001. It is important to supply students with fresh materials in this popular subject area, and the new edition of Career Discovery Encyclopedia is definitely recommended for school and public libraries. -- RBB Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-This edition broadens the scope of the Career Discovery Encyclopedia (Ferguson, 1997; 2000) to cover 659 careers, including some that are more obscure, such as "Animal Handler" and "Medical Ethicist." Each two-page entry has four sections: a job description, education and training requirements, outlook, and contact points for more information. Sidebars highlight required school subjects, personal skills, minimum education levels, salary range, and related fields. While the format and layout of the set remain fundamentally the same as in earlier editions, a few changes (glossy paper and blue headings and highlights) make for a more pleasing design. Libraries owning the 1997 edition will surely want to update their collections with this one; those that have a heavily used 2000 version should also consider purchasing this reliable, succinct source.-Tina Hudak, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Riverdale Park, MD(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


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Excerpts

A comprehensive resource, Career Discovery Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition covers a wide spectrum of careers that students will be interested to explore. Eight volumes explore more than 600 careers that will be available to today's students tomorrow. Each career article is a concise two-page spread accompanied by a photograph that relates directly to the career profiled, and the two-color design provides an attractive presentation of information. An excellent starting place for research or reference, this valuable resource contains current and accurate information for students. High interest, low reading level! Keeping in mind that from an early age students need clear information about the careers that will be available to them in the future, the encyclopedia is written in an attention-holding, easy-to-read style for those with a fifth-grade reading comprehension level. The career profiles will interest students in the fifth through the twelfth grades, as well as advanced younger students. Readers can access information in a number of ways: An A-to-Z arrangement of career articles A full table of contents in each volume A full index in each volume Cross-referencing of related articles Government job classification indexes. Each article contains all of the career essentials, including: Job Description Job Outlook Educational Requirements Potential Earnings Related Subjects & Interests Information for Further Exploration. Related school subjects and personal skills lists in each career article Career Discovery Encyclopedia helps students match their interests and aptitudes to particular careers. Each career article lists the school subjects that are related to the career field. For example, for medical assistants, the subjects biology and mathematics are specified. The appropriate personal skills are also listed. They include technical/scientific, helping/teaching, mechanical/manipulative, following instructions, leadership/management, communications/ideas, and artistic. Excerpted from Career Discovery Encyclopedia All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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