ERIC Number: ED060187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Next Step--A Comprehensive Program in Occupational Preparation and Placement. Interim Report.
Korizek, William A.
The purpose of the project was to find ways to bring about the implementation of more career education and occupational information in all levels of education. Specific objectives of this project include: (1) broadening occupational orientation at the elementary and secondary levels, (2) preventing dropouts, (3) developing opportunities for work experience, and (4) providing more vocational guidance services. Approximately 30 occupational and career units have been developed for use in Grades 1-6, and resource people from the community have been used extensively. The project during the first year involved approximately 65 teachers and 1,475 students. Field trips were used as a means of increasing the awareness of students of certain occupational opportunities. The project has a sound base from which to progress, community facilities have been used wisely, and project staff are in great demand to give presentations. More staff, better dissemination methods, opportunities for teachers to observe other programs, and increased library materials on career education are included in recommendations for the second year of operation. More than half the report consists of appended materials relating to the project. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Guidance, Curriculum Development, Developmental Programs, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Education, Field Trips, Inservice Education, Job Placement, Occupational Information, Program Descriptions, Research Projects, Secondary Education, Work Experience
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Helena Public Schools, MT.
Identifiers: Exemplary Project in Vocational Education MT