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ERIC Number: ED019507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A REGIONAL INSTITUTE TO AID IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES, MATERIALS AND STUDENT EXPERIENCES FOR COORDINATORS AND INSTRUCTORS OF VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION PROGRAMS. FINAL REPORT.
BLAIR, MARGARET; AND OTHERS
APPROXIMATELY 100 EDUCATORS FROM FIVE STATES AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS PARTICIPATED IN AN INSTITUTE TO HELP INSTRUCTIONAL AND GUIDANCE PERSONNEL IMPROVE THE VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE PREPARING TO ENTER THE WORLD OF WORK. THE AGENDA CONSISTED OF SPEECHES ON VOCATIONS, GROUP SESSIONS TO DISCUSS VOCATIONAL PROGRAM IMPLICATIONS, AND A PANEL REVIEW OF "INTRODUCTIONS TO VOCATIONS" PROGRAMS IN NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA, NEW YORK, AND PENNSYLVANIA. PARTICIPANT RESPONSE TO A QUESTIONNAIRE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER "INTRODUCTION TO VOCATIONS" PROGRAMS AND REACTIONS TO THE INSTITUTE SHOWED THAT (1) 50 SUCH PROGRAMS WERE IN OPERATION, CHIEFLY IN NEW JERSEY AND NORTH CAROLINA, AND (2) THE INSTITUTE COULD BE IMPROVED BY EXTENDING IT BY 2 DAYS OR MORE, DEVOTING MORE TIME TO PANEL, SMALL GROUP, AND INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS, AND TO QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIODS, AND IMPROVING REGISTRATION AND HOUSING PROCEDURES. OF 73 RESPONDENTS TO A PARTICIANT FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE, 39 PLANNED TO INITIATE AN "INTRODUCTION TO VOCATIONS" PROGRAM IN 1967 AND 56 PLANNED PROGRAMS TO BECOME OPERATIONAL IN 1968. SUMMARIES OF STATE PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS ARE GIVEN. INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIXES ARE (1) THE SPEECHES, "INTRODUCTIONS TO VOCATIONS PROGRAM IN NEW JERSEY" BY MORTON MARGULES AND "VOCATIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH HORTICULTURE" BY R.J. SEIBERT, (2) THE QUESTIONNAIRES, (3) THE INSTITUTE AGENDA, AND (4) A LIST OF PARTICIPANTS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: NEW JERSEY; NEW YORK; NORTH CAROLINA; PENNSYLVANIA