ERIC Number: ED058418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
PROJECT VIGOR; Vocational Cluster Education, Integrated and Articulated Grades 1 through 14 with Guidance Services, Occupational Exploration and Work Experience Relevant to General Education. First Interim Report.
To change a conventional, academically oriented general education school system into one whose curriculum reflects concepts of career education at all grade levels in harmony with existing teaching/learning processes, Project VIGOR staff held a teacher orientation workshop to introduce the career education concept as envisioned by Oregon's Career Education Program, which is basically a program of vocational cluster courses for junior and senior high students. Project VIGOR has had two major directions of thrust; the first has been the inclusion of cluster courses in food service, child service, industrial mechanics, and general business into their most closely existing high school departments. The second aspect of the project is the orientation of administration and staff of the total school system to the career education goals. An awareness of career education as a part of the general curriculum is a major accomplishment, and this awareness has been stimulated through news releases, advisory committee activities, and orientation of professional staff through workshops, meetings, special projects, and others. In 1970-71, 142 students enrolled in the vocational cluster courses and 531 pre-registered for 1971-72. It was recommended that the project be continued with additional staff orientation and involvement and increased articulation. (SB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Business Education, Career Education, Career Exploration, Child Caregivers, Cluster Grouping, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Food Service, Guidance Programs, Industrial Arts, Program Development, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: David Douglas Public Schools, Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Project VIGOR
Note: Exemplary Project in Vocational Education