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ERIC Number: ED034061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Pages: 15
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Intensive Training for Job Entry Skills: A Selected Bibliography for Use in Program Development. Information Series-Analysis Paper No. 1.
McCracken, David
This 43-item selected bibliography organized under the headings of The Need for Programs, Descriptions of Programs, The Development and Operations of Programs, Reports of Evaluations of Programs, and Information Sources, was developed to assist school districts in planning and implementing exemplary programs of intensive training in job-interest skills for students leaving school. The review and analysis section reveals the major strengths of these intensive programs as: (1) concern for the employment potential of each individual, (2) realistic training in view of employment opportunities, (3) the concern for placement of graduates, (4) ungraded instruction allowing pupils to progress at their own rate, (5) improvement in attitudes and work-seeking behavior, and (6) higher probability of employment for graduates. Major factors limiting success include: (1) competition for entry-level jobs, (2) problems in changing work attitudes of students, (3) lack of student motivation, (4) resistance to a "non-standard" instructional program, (5) training for skills incongruent with the aptitudes of students, and (6) failure to orient students to the purposes and objectives of the program. Ordering information is provided for each bibliographic entry. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.