ERIC Number: ED050266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Bridging the Gap, An Independent Case Study.
American Telephone and Telegraph Co., New York, NY.; Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.
American Telephone and Telegraph instigated this program to help students discover how their schooling relates to assuming the responsibilities of citizenship, useful careers, earning power, and the possibilities of work that satisfies. The four interrelated objectives are to: (1) help students who are underachievers, (2) break down barriers and bridge the communications gap between students, counselors, teachers, businessmen, and public officials, (3) improve the educational process, and (4) arrange for the cooperation of many businesses and public organizations. Five programs are available to accomplish these objectives: (1) 4-week counselor-teacher summer workshops, (2) 1-day teacher workshops at local businesses, (3) six half-day workshops for students, (4) all-year-long company resource programs, and (5) evening parent workshops. Guidelines for implementation and suggestions for conducting workshops are provided. Materials used for establishing and evaluating workshops which have been conducted are included in the appendix. (RR)
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Authoring Institution: American Telephone and Telegraph Co., New York, NY.; Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.