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ERIC Number: ED001667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 82
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WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS. REPORT OF AN EVALUATIVE STUDY.
FIELSTRA, CLARENCE
THE PROGRAM HAS OPERATED SINCE 1953 IN FIVE COMMUNITIES. HIGH SCHOOL PERSONNEL HAVE DEVELOPED A WORK-STUDY PROGRAM IN AN ATTEMPT TO HELP STUDENTS--(1) MAKE BETTER OCCUPATIONAL CHOICES, (2) GAIN THE NECESSARY PREPARATION FOR THEIR CHOSEN WORK, (3) FIND PLACEMENT ON THE JOB, AND (4) ADJUST TO AND GROW ON THE JOB. THREE FORMS OF WORK EDUCATION ARE OFFERED. EXPLORATORY WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION IS INTENDED TO HELP THE STUDENT DISCOVER HIS APTITUDES AND INTERESTS THROUGH A VARIETY OF WORK SITUATIONS. GENERAL WORK EXPERIENCE OFFERS FINANCIAL REMUNERATIONS AND SCHOOL CREDIT AND IS RELATED TO A STUDENT'S PROPOSED CAREER. VOCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION IS A PROGRAM OF PAID WORK DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE OCCUPATION THE STUDENT EXPECTS TO ENTER. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE SCHOOLS, THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, AND THE EMPLOYERS WORK CLOSELY TOGETHER AND THAT EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOY A COORDINATOR TO HELP WITH THE EFFORT. PARENTS', STUDENTS', EMPLOYERS', FACULTIES', AND PRINCIPALS' PROGRAM EVALUATIONS REVEAL THAT THE PROGRAM IS JUDGED TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND OF MUCH VALUE. THE WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM WAS FOUND NOT TO INTERFERE WITH REGULAR SCHOOL WORK, AND PARTICIPANTS COMPARED FAVORABLY WITH NONPARTICIPANTS. RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN ARE APPLICABLE TO ANY WORK-STUDY PROGRAM AND INCLUDE THE FORMATION OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND THE CAREFUL SUPERVISION AND ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS. A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY IS APPENDED.
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Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara County Schools, Goleta, CA.
Identifiers: California (Santa Barbara)