ERIC Number: ED059362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Exemplary Program for Occupational Preparation. Interim Report.
Young, William G.
All levels of community education were included in this occupational preparation program. Elementary school emphasis was on field trips, curriculums geared to occupational choice, and development of realistic attitudes toward work. Middle school emphasis was on curriculum dealing with occupational information and guidance, and included semi-skilled training for coveraged and dropout-prone students to enable them to obtain part-time after-school and summer jobs. Instruction at senior high school level combined on-the-job training or realistic simulated employment experience with vocational guidance and job placement services. Adults, including out-of-school youth, were taught marketable skills. The program was very successful on the elementary level as measured by pretest and posttest measures of attitude toward work. Other levels were more difficult to evaluate at this stage, although vocational counseling was very well received at the senior level and enrollment in adult courses indicated community interest. Recommendations included: (1) greater efforts to enlist community support, (2) inservice training in vocational information for teachers, and (3) objective questionnaires to measure the influence of the program. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Orleans Public Schools, LA.