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ERIC Number: ED019494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 57
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Reference Count: 0
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THE CONCERNS AND EXPECTATIONS OF PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN DIRECTED WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS.
CUSHMAN, HAROLD R.; AND OTHERS
THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE CONCERNS AND EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND EMPLOYERS REGARDING PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPATION IN WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS. CONCERNS AND EXPECTATIONS CITED IN PREVIOUS STUDIES WERE INCLUDED IN AN INTERVIEW SCHEDULE WHICH WAS FIELD TESTED, REFINED, AND ADMINISTERED TO 105 ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION STUDENTS, ONE OR BOTH PARENTS OF 102 STUDENTS, AND 52 PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS. MAJOR STUDENT CONCERNS RELATED TO PROGRAM QUALITY, INTERFERENCE OF PROGRAM WITH OTHER ACTIVITIES, COST, AND EMPLOYERS. PARENTS WERE PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED ABOUT TRANSPORTATION, EMPLOYERS, ADEQUACY OF ON-THE-JOB SUPERVISION, AND INTERFERENCE WITH OTHER ACTIVITIES. EMPLOYERS WERE CONCERNED MOSTLY ABOUT WORK PERIOD LENGTH AND STUDENT SELECTION. STUDENTS EXPECTED SPECIFIC TRAINING, CREDIT TOWARD GRADUATION, GOOD EMPLOYERS, AND MINIMUM WAGES. PARENTS EXPECTED CREDIT TOWARD GRADUATION, INSURANCE COVERAGE, AND GOOD EMPLOYERS. EMPLOYERS EXPECTED VARIED WORK, GOOD STUDENTS, SCHOOL TRAINING FOR THE SPECIFIC OCCUPATION, WORTHWHILE WORK PERIOD LENGTH, AND TEACHER COORDINATION OF THE PROGRAM. THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE FINDINGS FOR DIRECTED WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS ARE GIVEN. THE APPENDIXES INCLUDE (1) A DESCRIPTION OF DIRECTED WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE, (2) LISTS OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND EMPLOYERS, AND (3) THE INTERVIEW SCHEDULES. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Agricultural Education Div. at Cornell Univ.
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