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ERIC Number: ED051816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Pages: 21
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Opening the Doors a Little Wider: High School Students Attending Junior Colleges.
Schrupp, Harold A.
Through the Veysey and the Regional Occupation Program/Regional Occupation Center (ROP/ROC) Acts, junior colleges can assist high school students in gaining skills for immediate employment on high school graduation. In an attempt to develop an early introduction to technical skills, the Veysey Act (initial legislation 1963; amended 1967) allows high school students to attend junior college classes part time with both schools counting attendance, and the student receiving either high school or junior college credit. The ROP/ROC legislation (1963 and subsequent amendments through 1969) encourages county-wide systems of vocational education through regional programs and centers where vocational, technical, and occupational preparation can be extended to more students than can be served by a single district. Innovations that might encourage students to take occupational classes are: (1) the "career ladder" approach, where students acquire specific skills for entry-level positions, leave school to work, and return for an upgrading of skills for a higher job; and (2) "package learning" or classes of any length that enable the student to enter any time rather than just in September or February. Included is a report on an Orange Coast College and Golden West College (California) survey of high school students enrolled in college classes. (CA)
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Identifiers - Location: California