ERIC Number: ED059387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Improving a Rural Area School Program with Expanded Vocational Education Servides by Utilizing Comprehensive Career Orientation and Exemplary Activities. Interim Report.
Holstein, Herbert B.
Covering a year's activities, this interim report describes a comprehensive program of vocational education in a rural, economically depressed area. Specific features of the program include the introduction of: (1) career awareness in Grades 1-6, (2) career orientation activities in Grades 7-8, (3) career exploration in Grades 9-10, (4) intensified occupational guidance, counseling, and job placement activities, and (5) intensified skill development activities for students terminating their formal education. Project results include: (1) the formation of an advisory committee, (2) new vocational facilities, (3) development of annotated bibliography of locally produced materials, (4) implementation of career awareness component in seven pilot schools, (5) diffusion of innovative techniques, (6) development of occupational knowledge tests, and (7) development of career education models. The project evaluation indicated that some teachers are having problems correlating existing disciplines with occupational study. This led to the recommendation that teachers use career education materials to supplement existing texts. Related documents are available as VT 014 730-014 733, and VT 014 487 in this issue. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lincoln County Schools, Hamlin, WV.