ERIC Number: ED042876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Application of the Extended School Year Concept to a Board of Cooperative Educational Services Occupational Training Program.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Among the reasons which can be cited for the failure of students to pursue an occupational course of study are a lack of available school time, a conflict with extracurricular activities, required credits for graduation, and parental attitude toward occupational education. In an effort to skirt these conflicts three counties were selected to pilot test a program that involved extending the school year. The major purposes of this effort were to provide vocational training as part of the regular school program and to assess the value of operating the occupational center during the summer months. The program was run and provided data to support the conclusions that: (1) A quality program could be made available to all students, (2) Approximately 22 percent more students could be served by the area occupational center, (3) Total use of equipment and facility for 12 months allows a greater number of students to use the equipment for a longer period of time, and (4) Student tuition could offset the added expenditure of the extended school year. Among the recommendations were that student recruitment time be extended and that student achievement records be available to counselors and teachers. Topical outlines, financial data, and suggested scheduling formats are included in the document. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.