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Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Education in the New Careers Program. New Careers Perspectives Reprint Series Number 8.
Kent, James A.
The New Careers program sponsored by the University of Colorado Center for Urban Affairs has developed two innovative features: (1) Training is based on a process model of education, and (2) The program is committed to developing as trainers persons who are from a poverty or minority group background. The model provides for two programs. The program for the trainers involves: (1) conferring a majority of the credit for concepts learned from work being performed, (2) providing for credit which is transferrable to other colleges, (3) waiving entrance examinations, and (4) offering an Associate of Arts degree that accounts for the training specialty. The program for trainees is based on the principle that it is possible to obtain 4 years of college and the Bachelor of Arts degree without ever entering a formal classroom. (This is not to say that formal classroom attendance will not be a part of the education sequence.) The goal is that the trainee accomplish the degree in 4 to 5 years while working full time. This means that credit must be given for learning that takes place on the job and for independent investigation. By developing measurements for such a learning experience, credit can be matched to the traditional course structure. (JK)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University Research Corp., Washington, DC. Information Clearinghouse on New Careers.