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ERIC Number: ED016868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug-31
Pages: 167
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Reference Count: 0
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A PILOT PROJECT TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM OF OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING FOR SCHOOL ALIENATED YOUTH. INTERIM REPORT AND STATISTICAL EVALUATION.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.; Norwalk Board of Education, CT.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
A TOTAL OF 272 SCHOOL ALIENATED YOUTH--DROPOUTS AND POTENTIAL DROPOUTS--WERE SERVED BY THE CENTER BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1965 AND JUNE 1967 IN THE FOLLOWING VOCATIONAL AREAS--AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES, CHILD CARE, FOOD SERVICES, HEALTH SERVICES, RETAILING SERVICES, OFFICE OPERATIONS, MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING AND HORTICULTURE. STUDENTS ATTENDED CLASSES 3 HOURS AND WERE PLACED IN PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT 4 HOURS EACH DAY. AN INFORMAL EVALUATION SHOWED THAT 96 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS WERE WORKING TO THE COMPLETE SATISFACTION OF THEIR EMPLOYERS, 71 PERCENT IN JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THEIR TRAINING. OVER 50 PERCENT OBTAINED THEIR JOBS THROUGH THE SCHOOL PLACEMENT SERVICES. SOME OF THE CONCLUSIONS BASED ON A REVIEW OF CASE STUDIES, OBSERVATIONS, AND COMMUNITY REACTION WERE--(1) DROPOUTS WILL RETURN AND CAN SUCCEED IN A CURRICULUM THAT MEETS THEIR NEEDS, INTERESTS, AND APTITUDES, (2) DISAFFECTION FOR SCHOOL CAN BE CHANGED, (3) PEER RELATIONSHIPS STIMULATE HEALTHY PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENTS, (4) PARENTS CAN BE INVOLVED, AND (5) BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ARE PLEASED WITH THE PROGRAM. ADDITIONAL REPORTS INCLUDED ARE--(1) "AN ANALYSIS OF 100 CASE STUDIES," (2) "THE ARRANGEMENT OF ALIENATED STUDENTS INTO DIAGNOSTIC FORMULATIONS AND ITS RELEVANCY TO COUNSELING IN A CENTER FOR VOCATIONAL ARTS," (3) "REPORT OF THE CONSULTANT FOR BASIC EDUCATION" WHICH REVIEWS THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES, STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS, AND FACTORS AFFECTING LEARNING AND ATTITUDES, AND (4) "AN EVALUATION OF THE NORWALK OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM." A BROCHURE EXPLAINING THE PROGRAM IS ATTACHED. (BS)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.; Norwalk Board of Education, CT.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Center for Vocational Arts CT; CONNECTICUT; Connecticut (Norwalk)