ERIC Number: ED025641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Project to Develop a Program of Occupational Training for School Alienated Youth. Second Interim Report.
Center for Vocational Arts, Norwalk, CT.
The Center for Vocational Arts has completed 3 years of providing occupational training for school alienated youth. The report of the first 2 years of operation was published August 31, 1967 (ED 016 868) and a brief summary of that report is included in this report of the activities and research findings for the period September 1, 1967 to August 31, 1968. The cumulative total enrollment for the 1967-68 school year was 286 dropouts and potential dropouts in the vocational areas of automotive services, 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. The Center is an "ungraded" school where students progress at a rate limited only by their own motivation and ability. A total of 91 students successfully completed their studies during the year; of those 37 completed a high school diploma and 54 were awarded vocational certificates. Included in the report are: (1) Director's Second Interim Report, (2) Summary: A Comparative Study of the Perception of the School by the Students, 1967-68, (3) Summary: How Students See Themselves, (4) Summary: People Do Change, Student Case Study Reports, 1967-68 (5) two reports by consultants, and (6) Commendations and Recommendations. A complete report of the above summaries are included in VT 007 458. (MM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Case Studies, Counseling, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Educational Programs, High Schools, Occupational Clusters, Perception, Pilot Projects, Potential Dropouts, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Testing Programs, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Norwalk Board of Education, CT.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Vocational Arts, Norwalk, CT.
Identifiers: Center for Vocational Arts CT; Connecticut; Connecticut (Norwalk)