ERIC Number: ED195723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Pottersville: An Integrated System of Developing Career Education Programs for Disadvantaged Youth. Final Report.
McWilliams, Joyce H.
The Indianapolis Cities in Schools program determined that a comprehensive career education program could best provide the vehicle for coordinating and implementing the education, programmatic, and social service components of the program at Arsenal Technical High School. Major goals were to be infusion of career education materials into existing curriculum, staff development, and development and implementation of Pottersville, a simulated town. Pottersville--a student-and staff-designed human service delivery system--coordinated classroom activities, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and real world work experience into one program. This program was intended to change inner-city youth, most often recipients of social services, into providers of social services in non-profit agencies. Pottersville had four primary developmental areas: education, guidance, volunteer adult advisors, and participation. Results indicated significant increases in student and staff abilities and knowledge in career education. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include curriculum materials, Pottersville Handbook, newsletters, checklist for bias-free class, race and sex equity resource materials list, and sample summer program training materials.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Class Activities, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Extracurricular Activities, Fused Curriculum, Guidance, Human Services, Inner City, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Services, Staff Development, Student Participation, Summer Programs, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cities in Schools; Education Amendments 1974; Indiana (Indianapolis)
Note: Some pages will not reproduce well due to small, light print. For related documents see ED 163 226 and ED 167 775. Report prepared by the Indianapolis Cities in Schools Program.