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ERIC Number: ED001426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 114
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DEVELOPING WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS FOR POTENTIAL DROPOUTS. A MANUAL. STEP--THE SCHOOL TO EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM.
SAVITZKY, CHARLES; AND OTHERS
A WORK-STUDY PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO MOTIVATE AND TRAIN POTENTIAL DROPOUTS FOR EMPLOYMENT. A TEACHER-COORDINATOR CONDUCTED ORIENTATION CLASSES, SUPERVISED STEP PUPILS ON THE JOB, VISITED PARENTS, EMPLOYERS AND RESOURCE PERSONNEL, COUNSELED STUDENTS, FOLLOWED UP PUPIL PROGRESS WITH SUBJECT TEACHERS, MAINTAINED CONTACTS WITH COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES AND PREPARED SPECIAL TEACHING MATERIALS. STUDENTS WERE SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF FAMILIAL ENVIRONMENT AND POOR SCHOOL RECORDS. THEY WERE INTERVIEWED AT LENGTH AND PLACED IN THE WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS OF ORIENTATION CLASSES, REGULAR SUBJECT CLASSES, AND AFTERNOON ON-THE-JOB TRAINING. STUDENTS WERE PERMITTED TO TRANSFER TO OTHER JOBS IF THEY DID NOT DO WELL. CLASSES MADE USE OF GROUP DISCUSSION, ROLE PLAYING, FIELD TRIPS, GUEST SPEAKERS, MATERIALS FROM WORK STATIONS, AND LIBRARY MATERIALS ON THE WORLD OF WORK. PARENT MEETINGS SOUGHT TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO COOPERATE IN MOTIVATING THEIR CHILDREN. LESSON PLANS INCLUDED, PROVIDED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE TO TRAIN YOUTH IN APPLYING FOR JOBS, TO INITIATE PROPER ATTITUDES AND PROVIDE VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE. STUDENTS STUDIED WHY THEY SHOULD STAY IN SCHOOL, HOW TO USE THE NEWSPAPER IN LOOKING FOR A JOB, GOOD GROOMING, OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARMED SERVICES, AND OTHER VOCATIONAL INFORMATION. A LIST OF AUDIOVISUAL AIDS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IS GIVEN. AN EXTENSIVE PROFESSIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF VOCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS FOR PUPILS ACCOMPANIES THE TEXT.
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Albany); School to Employment Program