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ERIC Number: ED011296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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VOCATIONAL CORE PROGRAM.
BARNES, BILL; MANZANARES, JESS
A 10-YEAR PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTHS IS DESCRIBED. ITS OBJECTIVES WERE TO--(1) MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE NO INTEREST IN OR ABILITY TO ADAPT TO A REGULAR SCHOOL PROGRAM, (2) RELIEVE THE CLASSROOM TEACHER OF DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS WHICH BECOME TIME CONSUMING TO THE POINT THAT OTHER CLASS MEMBERS ARE PENALIZED, AND (3) ESTABLISH A FLEXIBLE SCHOOL PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDES ACTIVITIES BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY. CRITERIA FOR STUDENT SELECTION INCLUDED (1) POOR GENERAL ATTITUDE, (2) LACK OF INTEREST IN THE REGULAR CURRICULUM, (3) CHRONIC MISBEHAVIOR, (4) PETTY CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, (5) INCORRIGIBLE TRUANCY, (6) INABILITY TO GET ALONG WITH OTHER PEOPLE, AND (7) DROPOUT POTENTIAL. SCHEDULING WAS DONE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS BY THE VOCATIONAL CORE TEACHER. STUDENTS WERE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN A WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM AND TAKE COURSES WHICH THEY WANTED TO TAKE AND IN WHICH THEY MIGHT SUCCEED. THE PROGRAM OPERATES AT THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL. JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS RECEIVED CREDIT AS RECOMMENDED BY THE VOCATIONAL CORE TEACHER AND AT THE SENIOR HIGH LEVEL, THE PRINCIPAL COOPERATED IN THIS RECOMMENDATION. THE STUDENT MAY TRANSFER TO THE REGULAR CURRICULUM AT WILL. EXTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING IS DONE BY THE VOCATIONAL CORE TEACHER. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers: New Mexico (Santa Fe)