ERIC Number: ED246283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Post Secondary Prevocational Education Model: A Guide for Implementation. A Research Verified Training Program to Help the High-Risk Student Complete Post Secondary Education.
Blattner, Bruce E.; And Others
This guide comprises a summary of the development of and materials for use in the implementation of a research-verified model training program to help high-risk students complete postsecondary education programs. Discussed first is the original pilot project that was implemented to serve the high-risk postsecondary vocational students entering the health occupations courses at Missoula Vocational Technical Center (MVTC) in Missoula, Montana. The second chapter describes the success of the pilot project in helping 116 of the 175 participants in the prevocational program to complete it successfully. Addressed next are reasons for prevocational programs, components of such programs in relation to the importance of flexibility, and concerns and pitfalls in implementing prevocational education. The fourth chapter, a program model, consists of course outlines, course objectives, day-by-day teaching schedules, procedures for identifying high-risk students and enrolling them in prevocational programs, and exit interview procedures for use in the following subject areas: reading, study skills, mathematics, and career counseling. Appendixes to the guide include sample program correspondence, pre- and posttest data on MVTC program participants, ground rules for learning groups and for group counseling, a career awareness scale, a sample health occupations course pretest, and a bibliography. (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Basic Skills, Career Counseling, Classroom Techniques, Compensatory Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Needs, Enrollment, Guidelines, High Risk Students, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Skills, Models, Postsecondary Education, Potential Dropouts, Pretests Posttests, Prevocational Education, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Reading Skills, Records (Forms), Remedial Programs, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Study Skills, Validated Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.
Authoring Institution: Missoula Vocational Technical Center, MT.