ERIC Number: ED045472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-6
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Implementing the Manpower and Economic Education Program.
Powell, Phillip E.
The Manpower and Economic Education Program (MEE) is an occupational orientation course at the secondary level. Experiences in implementing MEE are discussed. The strategy used involves doing everything possible to promote programs that help youngsters prepare for effective participation in the manpower market. School districts are encouraged to develop occupational orientation programs. The three key words in this strategy are communicate, cooperate, and coordinate. It must include a delivery system providing results similar to those indicated in promotional activities. Schools must be provided with a complete package of materials and services, including, text, teaching manual, evaluation instruments, personnel, etc. Television lessons have also been developed. Training the personnel is one of the most valuable services provided. Included with the speech is a handout summary of 82 lessons learned in implementing MEE, including categories for innovators, teachers, administrators, materials, students, and the community. Included is a list briefly describing some of the 75 television programs that are utilized. (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Curriculum Development, Economics, Educational Television, Instructional Materials, Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Social Adjustment, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
M. H. Russell Center for Economic Education, Henderson State College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923 (1-10 copies free)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Henderson State College, ARadelphia, AR. M.H. Russell Center for Economics Education.