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ERIC Number: ED223795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Pages: 90
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Work Experience Programs for Queensland State Secondary Students--1981.
Hobbs, Ted
An evaluation of work experience programs in Queensland state secondary schools had three goals. It examined current practices and identified effective practices to guide program planning and development; based on expected student benefits, it provided a categorization of the types of experience that students encounter during work experience programs; and it determined teacher views on the importance and necessity of work experience in the school curriculum. The evaluation data collection proceeded through three stages: a preliminary study in metropolitan secondary and special schools, a mail survey of all state high schools and secondary departments regarding selected aspects of program organization, and on-site investigations. Three types of programs were offered: general programs offering work experience to all or most students in a particular year level, programs associated with special transition-to-work courses for selected students, and programs associated with the teaching of a particular subject. Nine categories of work experience placements were found: regular work, supernumerary, apprenticeship, learner assistant, guided tour, orientation (different work opportunities), onlooker, simulated, and school-based. Most coordinators and teachers felt that work experience benefited students, the school, and the community and should have a status approaching, but below that of, academic subjects in the curricula. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland)