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ERIC Number: ED001673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jun
Pages: 5
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THE MADISON AREA PROJECT. WORLD-OF-WORK TRAINING PROGRAM, PHASE I.
CANGEMI, JOSEPH P.; FANTINI, MARIO D.
THE PROGRAM ATTEMPTED TO ORIENT STUDENTS TO EMPLOYER DEMANDS, PROPER WORK HABITS AND ATTITUDES, AND VOCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY, AND HOW AND WHERE TO SOLICIT WORK. ALL SEVENTH GRADERS WERE EXPOSED TO THE VOCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE REGULAR CURRICULUM. IN THE EIGHTH AND NINTH GRADES, POTENTIAL DROPOUTS AT LEAST 14 YEARS OLD WERE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND SCHOOL PART-TIME AND WORK THE REST OF THE SCHOOL DAY. STUDENTS WERE PLACED IN WORK STATIONS CONDUCIVE TO THEIR VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERESTS. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM EMPHASIZED TRAINING, THE STUDENTS WERE PAID 75 CENTS PER HOUR. A TERMINAL PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED FOR THOSE STUDENTS MARKING TIME UNTIL THEY WERE OF LEGAL AGE TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL. THE PROGRAM ACQUAINTED THE DROPOUT WITH THE PROCEDURES FOR FINDING AND KEEPING A JOB AND WITH GOOD GROOMING AND PERSONAL HABITS. THE MADISON AREA EMPLOYMENT AGENCY HELPED DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS WHO WERE NOT POTENTIAL DROPOUTS FIND TEMPORARY OR PART-TIME WORK. VOCATIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOLERS WERE OFFERED TO PAST DROPOUTS IN THE MADISON AREA. STUDENTS WERE TOLD REPEATEDLY THAT THE SCHOOL WOULD ALWAYS BE OPEN TO THEM.
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.
Identifiers: MADISON AREA PROJECT; New York (Syracuse)