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ERIC Number: ED056926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 59
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The Working World. A Record of an Intensive Course for Young School Leavers.
Schools Council, London (England).
A film, photographs, and this booklet describe a five-week course run for sixty young school leavers or less able students in the summer term of 1967. It took place in a Welsh county borough on a large campus of a working class boys and girls non-selective secondary school. The booklet is in two parts: the first part describes the aims, organization, and structure of the course, makes a brief, subjective assessment, and tries to answer some of the questions teachers will undoubtedly ask. The second part is a copy of the course program with a commentary. For the pupils, an existing youth center provided a more adult atmosphere from which to explore the world of work they were about to enter. They organized their own intensive full-time adult discussion-linked activities grouped under five major headings: 1) the world of work; 2) community service with voluntary and local centers; 3) personal relationships dealing with growing up, sex, the family, marriage guidance, and religion; 4) leisure program of outdoor and indoor pursuits; and, 5) citizenship. Three major conclusions were drawn by the head teachers and staff: 1) the key to curriculum change was a new relationship between teachers and pupils as adults, and the relevance of work to the pupils; and 2) teachers felt there was room for a course for a wider range of pupils than the less able. (Author/SBE)
The Financial Officer, Schools Council, 160 Great Portland Street, London, WIN 6LL ($1.68)
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).