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ERIC Number: ED001422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jul
Pages: 58
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SCHOOL TO EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT 1961-1962.
BEECHER; DI PASQUALE
AN ORIENTATION PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO ASSIST PUPILS IN DEVELOPING ATTITUDES, SKILLS, HABITS, AND UNDERSTANDING IN WORK EXPERIENCE, AND TO PROVIDE ACTUAL JOB EXPERIENCE. OBJECTIVES WERE TO OFFER A PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 15 YEARS OF AGE WHO HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED AS POTENTIAL EARLY SCHOOL LEAVERS. SOME OF THE EXPECTED OUTCOMES WERE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REAL GOAL IN LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENT OF WORK-STUDY HABITS THAT WOULD HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR GOAL. FEATURES INCLUDED AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EACH PUPIL, INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP GUIDANCE FOR ONE PERIOD A DAY WITH EMPHASIS ON DEVELOPMENT OF POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL AND WORK, AND EMPLOYMENT FOR 20 HOURS PER WEEK IN A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY. THE STUDENTS WERE PROVIDED WITH COUNSELING, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL AND RELATED SCHOOL SERVICES. PLACEMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL INCLUDED A NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, THE ZOO, AND A LIBRARY. A DESCRIPTION OF ONE JOB FOR A STOCK CLERK HELPER EXPLAINED THAT THE STUDENT WOULD STOCK GENERAL SUPPLIES, UNLOAD THE TRUCK, FILE ORDERS, ANSWER THE PHONE, AND DO GENERAL OFFICE WORK. MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES USED TO ORIENT THE STUDENTS INCLUDED FILMS, TESTS, FIELD TRIPS, AND SPEAKERS. QUOTATIONS FROM STUDENTS, EMPLOYERS, AND PARENTS SHOWED ONLY SATISFACTION WITH THE PROGRAM. SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS INCLUDED JOB ROTATION, INCLUSION OF OLDER STUDENTS, AND EXPANSION OF WORK-EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES TO INCLUDE PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT.
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Authoring Institution: Buffalo Board of Education, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Buffalo); School to Employment Program