ERIC Number: ED058436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Pilot "A" Final Report. Career Options Research and Development.
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, IL. Career Options Research and Development (CORD).; Prairie State Coll., Chicago Heights, IL.
As one part of the Career Options Research and Development (CORD) Social Service Aide Project, Prairie State College conducted Pilot A program to test and evaluate model career ladders and a core curriculum for the human services areas. Success included: (1) The college has successfully used methods of task analysis to expand the number of human services programs offered, (2) Through the human services programs, mature students of low income and minority groups have become an accepted part of the Prairie State student body, (3) Provisions have been made for continuity of the human services programs and students, (4) Course materials and teaching methods have been developed to convey content and foster involvement in the core curriculum courses, and (5) Work has been done toward the introduction of new programs and options. Among the failures of Pilot A are: (1) The entire core curriculum has not been tested, and (2) Little progress has been made in the accrediting and transfer of education acquired outside of the regular educational channels. Also included in the report are recommendations for program improvement. (JS)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, IL. Career Options Research and Development (CORD).; Prairie State Coll., Chicago Heights, IL.