ERIC Number: ED022961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Demonstration of a Coordinated and Integrated Program of Occupational Information, Selection, and Preparation in a Secondary School. Final Report.
Agan, Raymond J.
The objectives of this study were: (1) to develop and organize a coordinated program of vocational education which would include occupational information, selection, and preparation in the secondary school, (2) to use both individual and team-teaching techniques in the program, and (3) to give guidance in self-assessment by the students relative to their choice of a vocation. Paola High School was selected as the pilot center. Surveys were conducted to identify employment opportunities and the competencies required for 500 local occupations. On the basis of these surveys, instructional materials were developed for the junior year, "Commonalities in Occupations," and for the senior year, "Experiences in Occupations." These materials are included in Appendix A (VT 006 932). Data collection was by personal interviews and by questionnaires completed by graduating seniors. Within the 1967-68 junior class, 50 percent were enrolled in "Commonalities in Occupations." Eighty-five percent of students completing both years of the interdisciplinary program planned to work for the same employer in some capacity. Thirty-seven percent attended college and 26 percent attended trade school. Of those attending college or trade school, 82 percent used their senior year experience to finance education expenses. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan.