ERIC Number: ED040297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Senior Year Intensified Demonstration Curriculum Program. Final Report.
Cook, Fred S.; And Others
The study sought to determine the possibility and feasibility of developing an intensified curriculum system that would provide high school seniors (with no prerequisite business courses) with those minimum skills essential for securing an entry job in selected occupational clusters. The first part of this two-faceted study involved the delineation of skills to be taught, development of materials, preparation of teachers to use the materials, and the actual classroom use of these materials with high school seniors. The second part of the program compared the effectiveness of the senior intensified program with the traditional program by collecting data from 710 graduates of the program, and 177 of their employers. Major findings revealed that statistically there is no significant difference between the output of the two programs, but that the intensified program prepared the students in half the time. While both programs train students for work, it is recommended that serious consideration be given to establishing senior year intensified programs as the basic pattern for reimburseable high school vocational education programs. A related study, "Opportunities and Requirements for Initial Employment of School Leavers with Emphasis on Office and Retail Jobs" is available as ED 010 054. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Dept. of Business and Distributive Education.