ERIC Number: ED185295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Systematic Approach to Occupational Experience in Vocational Education. A University Based Model for Business & Office Education.
Santos, Otto; Olinzock, Anthony A.
A comprehensive work experience model based on demonstrated competence in a business or office occupational area was developed for training or retraining vocational education teachers in Ohio. Developed to meet occupational certification requirements within pre-service and inservice professional courses, the model addresses the needs of individuals with little or no occupational work experiences as well as those who, though certified, need to keep updated in their specialty area. Utilizing a core curriculum format, the model provides for three alternative program strands, each available on the undergraduate, graduate, and inservice levels. The three strands are categorized by no occupational experience, minimal occupational experience, and occupational experience of one year or more. The model may be incorporated into existing independent study courses or by use of a three-course format: Introduction to Work Education (three credit hours), Business Seminar--Work Observations (three credit hours), and Business Internship--On-the-Job Training (one to six credit hours). (A step-by-step procedure for each program strand and a definition of terms section are included in the model.) (MEK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, April, 1980). Parts may not reproduce clearly.