ERIC Number: ED348546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Success: Recruiting Students into Nontraditional Programs.
Vocational Equity Research, Training and Evaluation Center, Hartford, CT.
This guide is designed as an outline of strategies and activities that could be implemented to encourage students to enter nontraditional occupations. The information and ideas are intended for use by teachers, counselors, and administrators at all educational levels to promote equal and full participation of students in Connecticut's vocational-technical education system. Users are encouraged to customize the techniques to meet their particular educational needs and circumstances. The guide is divided into four sections. Each section provides strategies that have applicability for select audiences or target populations. "Recruitment Activities for Students" contains activities to encourage eighth-grade students in the district schools and ninth-grade students in exploratory programs at the vocational-technical schools. Strategies to eliminate potential barriers to parental involvement are offered. "Community Activities" offers techniques for encouraging community interest and involvement in the vocational schools. "Publicity and Promotional Techniques" suggests activities for use of popular media, including newspapers, television, and radio. "Personnel Activities" details activities to be used to develop an awareness among school personnel of gender equity issues. (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Females, Grade 8, Grade 9, Inservice Education, Junior High Schools, Males, Mass Media, Nontraditional Occupations, Parent Participation, Public Relations, Publicity, Sex Fairness, Staff Development, State Programs, Student Recruitment, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Middletown. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Vocational Equity Research, Training and Evaluation Center, Hartford, CT.