ERIC Number: ED061421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Central Area Schools Occupational Development Program. Interim Report.
Caldwell, H. Lynn
This study reports the first year of an exemplary program at Garfield High School, Seattle, where a program of occupational skills was instituted as a regular part of the comprehensive school curriculum. First year objectives included efforts to: (1) plan and develop limited operation of vocational-technical programs, (2) establish technical advisory groups in the skill areas, (3) individualize the curriculum, (4) provide inservice training for staff, and (5) enroll one-fourth of the student body or 250 students in an occupational development program. Major accomplishments of these efforts included: (1) More than 130 persons were involved in the initial planning of the program, (2) By September 1970, 14 courses had been initiated and some 300 students enrolled, and (3) Staff development was furthered through two workshops in 1970-1971 for all program staff. A major recommendation of the report is that the middle school area of career orientation and education should be fully developed during the second year program. (JS)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.