ERIC Number: ED332486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The CO-CEP Initiative: The Cooperative Career Employment Program for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents.
Peach, Walter; And Others
The document is based on a panel presentation describing the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Fairfax County (Virginia) program, the Cooperative Career Employment Program (CO-CEP) for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents. The program is provided to students in a self-contained high school setting and involves the collaborative integration of a school-based team and business partnership consortium. The program's four components are: (1) career orientation; (2) occupational exploration; (3) employment research and experience; and (4) individual cooperative career planning. The involvement of a local corporation has resulted in a jointly developed Business--School Adoption Agreement, a self-esteem group, a scholarship fund, an honor roll incentive program, and a student-of-the-month program. The program includes individualized instruction, career counseling, job placement, shadowing, and field trips to job sites. Role playing interviews are videotaped and critiqued by a corporation management team. Most of the document consists of a description of the objectives, implementation strategies, and resources of four advisory councils consisting of either parents, employers, teachers, or students. Separate appendixes include public relations materials, program forms, checklists, advisory council meeting agendas, evaluation forms, and reprints. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Field Trips, High Schools, Individualized Instruction, Interviews, Job Placement, Role Playing, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Self Esteem
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, VA.
Identifiers: Fairfax County Schools VA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (69th, Atlanta, GA, April 1-5, 1991). Appendixes (p.40-81) printed on colored paper and of variable print quality.