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ERIC Number: ED001452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 81
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PREPARING PUPILS FOR THE WORLD OF WORK.
BYERLY, CARL L.; AND OTHERS
A COMMITTEE WAS ASSIGNED TO EVALUATE THE PROGRAMS PREPARING STUDENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT. MAJOR CRITICISM WAS LEVELED AT BOTH THE INCONSISTENCY AND INADEQUACY OF MANY SCHOOL PROGRAMS. ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL NEEDS WAS THE IMPROVEMENT OF COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS. SCHOOLS TENDED TO DOWNGRADE VOCATIONAL COURSES AND CREATE POOR ATTITUDES BY DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN COLLEGE PREPARATORY AND VOCATIONAL COURSES. SOME STUDENTS FELT ENCOURAGED TO DROP OUT BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT ACADEMICALLY INCLINED. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL CURRICULA RECOGNIZE THOSE ELEMENTS WHICH HAVE SIGNIFICANT BEARING ON EMPLOYABILITY AND EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE IN JOB SITUATIONS. EFFORTS SHOULD BE MADE TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL CURRICULA. ABILITY GROUPING IS NECESSARY FOR CHALLENGING THE NEEDS OF EVERY STUDENT. GUIDANCE SHOULD BE INTENSIFIED AND EXPANDED. CASE WORK IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND COMPLETE RECORDS WOULD HELP PREVENT LATER SCHOOL DROPOUTS. THE JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO EXPLORE MANY EXPERIENCES AND SHOULD HAVE REGULAR COUNSELING. SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS NEED COMPLETE INFORMATION ON CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND PREPARATION. WORLD-OF-WORK SERVICES, INCLUDING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND WORK-STUDY PLANS, NEED TO BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE GIRLS AND MENTALLY RETARDED STUDENTS. ADULT PROGRAMS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND POST-HIGH SCHOOL TECHNICAL PROGRAMS SHOULD BE INITIATED.
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Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Detroit)