ERIC Number: ED056926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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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)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Citizenship, Community Schools, Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Leisure Time, Low Ability Students, Motivation Techniques, Secondary Education, Social Adjustment, Socialization, Vocational Adjustment, Work Experience Programs
The Financial Officer, Schools Council, 160 Great Portland Street, London, WIN 6LL ($1.68)
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).