ERIC Number: ED026526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Demonstration Training Program for Potential School Dropouts. A Service Station Training School for Dropout-Prone Students.
Rull, Marvin H.; Moore, Richard O.
One phase of the curriculum demonstration program sponsored jointly by the Quincy Public Schools and Southern Illinois University is the Service Station Training School described within this report. The Service Station Training School was one of several sheltered work stations which were developed to provide preemployment experiences and training for dropout prone students. Objectives of the program included: (1) reduction of dropout rate by making in-school experiences more meaningful, (2) preemployment classroom training prior to actual need for employment, (3) an opportunity to emphasize desirable work habits and attitudes, and (4) motivation of the student by providing a wage earning opportunity in connection with his school experience. The Service Station Training School has served approximately 100 students since its beginning- - approximately 30 within any one school year. Followup of students completing the program indicate that only three are employed in work allied to the service station; however, none are listed as unemployed. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Quincy Public School District 172, IL.; Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville.
Identifiers: Curriculum Demonstration Project; Illinois; Quincy Public Schools; Service Station Training School IL