ERIC Number: ED063458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Pilot Occupational Education Programs for Small Rural and Suburban Arkansas Schools in Grades Five through Twelve. Interim Report.
Lyle, Buel R.
To assist rural and small suburban schools in depressed areas in establishing occupational education programs for Grades 5-12, pilot programs were instituted in eight participating schools. The project worked to: (1) provide occupational orientation, (2) create favorable attitudes in marginal and disadvantaged students toward education and its contribution to the world of work, (3) relate classroom instruction to an immediate job, (4) provide vocational guidance and job placement, and (5) provide short intensive training for seniors with no previous occupational training. Each school employed a counselor and coordinator of cooperative education. Personnel from participating schools have attended in-service training sessions each quarter. Although comprehensive evaluation would be premature, preliminary findings show that all eight schools have begun to implement each objective. Reports from each of the local schools are included. (BH)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.