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ERIC Number: ED024990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-1
Pages: 15
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Orientation to Work for the Students in the Junior High School.
Weaver, Charles E.
The junior-high school lends itself readily to innovative approaches in preparing youngsters to meet the challenge of the work world. The junior-high years are important because 30% of those who drop out of schools drop out during this period. Ohio has taken steps to provide continual updating of the vocational information held by their counselors, under the impetus of the 1963 Vocational Education Act. Workshops and summer guidance seminars are held at approved Ohio counselor education institutions, with additional advanced workshops being held for those counselors who have already attended at least one seminar. Realizing that a good vocational guidance program is dependent on a good attitude toward technical education, Ohio educators are attempting to devise a completely new program for vocational and technical educational studies, for presentation to the next session of the Ohio General Assembly. The targets of the program are the 30,000 dropouts and 60,000 graduates with so general an education that they have no marketable skills. The aim of the program is to eradicate the stigma which has long been attached to vocational education, and raise the status of technical education, so that parents and students alike will have a healthier outlook toward the work world. (CJ)
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Note: Presented at Institute on Occupational Analysis as a Basis for Curriculum Development, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Co., Aug. 1, 1968.