ERIC Number: ED049361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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A Comprehensive Orientation to the World of Work Through Industrial Arts and Vocational Education (Grades 1-12).
Mitchell, E. F.; And Others
In response to the philosophy of vocational education outlined by the National Advisory Council, the Greenwood Public School Administration drew up this proposal for a new educational structure. Designed to prepare students for the world of work through a comprehensive orientation process involving practical arts, vocational education, and guidance, the program is justified by the cultural and economic deprivation, and the high dropout rate in Greenwood schools. The purpose of the elementary industrial arts phase is to introduce pupils to the world of work. Grades 7-8 provide students with exploratory experiences and are prevocational in nature, and the high school offers a complete vocational education program. A comprehensive study of modern industry and occupational orientation is provided for in Grade 9, followed by mechanical drawing in Grade 10. Vocational part-time cooperative education and vocational counseling are integral parts of the program. It is recommended that as much of the program be put into effect each year as qualified staff, facilities, and finances will allow. A detailed course sequence is provided in the appendixes. (GEB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Industrial Arts, Industry, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Greenwood Public Schools, P.O. Box 1497, Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Greenwood Public Schools, MS.