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ERIC Number: ED015727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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A GENERAL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH.
GILLIE, ANGELO C.
A 2-YEAR GENERAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM HAS BEEN PLANNED BY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY AND THE NEWARK SCHOOL SYSTEM AS A MEANS OF PREPARING DISADVANTAGED YOUTH TO ENTER GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT AND ENHANCE THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THEIR STATION IN LIFE. THE STUDENTS WILL BE DEPRIVED AREA YOUTH WHO ARE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR THE EQUIVALENT, GENERALLY FROM THE LOWER HALF OF THE GRADUATING CLASS AND WITH FEW SKILLS. IT IS PLANNED THAT HALF OF THE PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING IN (1) MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE, (2) SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY, (3) BASIC ELECTRICITY, (4) BASIC ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION, (5) VACUUM TECHNOLOGY, (6) CRYOGENICS, (7) SELECTED TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS, AND (8) SELECTED TOPICS IN PHYSICS. THE REST OF THE PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE GENERAL EDUCATION AND COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE. THE WORK STUDY PHASE WILL PROVIDE THE STUDENT WITH (1) AN INCOME WHILE HE IS IN SCHOOL, (2) A SERIES OF SUCCESSFUL WORK EXPERIENCES TO INCREASE CONFIDENCE IN HIS ABILITY TO HOLD A JOB, AND (3) WORK EXPERIENCES RELATED TO HIS ACADEMIC PROGRAM. A SURVEY IN THE NEWARK AREA INDICATED THAT GRADUATES OF THE PROGRAM COULD FIND EMPLOYMENT AND THAT THE COOPERATIVE WORK PROGRAM WOULD BE WIDELY ACCEPTED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION (MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST LANSING, JUNE 19-22, 1967). (WO)
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Identifiers: NEW JERSEY; NEWARK