ERIC Number: ED034062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Work Experience for Broadening Occupational Offerings: A Selected Bibliography for Use in Program Development. Information Series-Analysis Paper No. 2.
A 40-item selective bibliography organized under the headings of The Need for Programs, Descriptions of Programs, The Development and Operation of Programs, Reports of Evaluations of Programs, and Information Sources was developed to assist school districts in planning and implementing exemplary programs of work experience for broadening and improving occupational offerings. The review and analysis summarizes the major strengths of cooperative work-study programs as: (1) a favorable cost-benefit ratio, (2) flexibility of scheduling and operation, (3) a broadening of occupational offerings, (4) job-oriented training programs, (5) reduction of unemployment of those completing programs, (6) development of a work reputation in students, (7) improvement in student motivation, and (8) improvement in school-industry cooperation. Some factors limiting program success include: (1) relative improvement of work attitudes and behavior, (2) lack of congruence of jobs with student interests and aptitudes, (3) little employer concern for student educational development, (4) discrimination by employers, and (5) a lack of awareness of the purposes and objectives of the program. Ordering information is provided for each document cited. (Author)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.