ERIC Number: ED065447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Closer Links Between Teachers and Industry and Commerce.
Schools Council, London (England).; Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.; Confederation of British Industry.
This report describes an experimental "introduction to industry" program and is intended to help the Education Service, industry, and commerce in planning further courses, by setting out a possible pattern for organization of such courses and describing the initial reactions to experimental programs. This program involved a 3-week period during which teachers were assigned to an industrial or commercial firm to obtain a better understanding of employers' expectations of new workers and to improve the communication between school and employer. Part I describes the background and objectives of the program and its organization and administration, including sections on the programs in England and Wales, with subsections on the preparation of programs, preliminary briefing of teachers, visits by evaluators, mid-course meeting, visits to youth employment offices, reporting meetings, and reports by participating firms, and also the programs in Scotland, which are described in less detail. Part II summarizes reactions to the program, with sections on assessment, the responses of teachers, the responses of employers, and suggestions for the future. Appendixes include lists of participating local education authorities and firms, an example of the briefing note to teachers with the form detailing their assignment, points for consideration by teachers, and a suggested format for the teachers' report on their experience. (MBM)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, School Business Relationship, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).; Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.; Confederation of British Industry.