ERIC Number: ED066654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Development of an Apprenticeship Work-Study Program Model for the Cross-Training of Physical Scientists for Work in Educational Research and Development. Final Report.
Millstein, Eugene J.; And Others
This document reports on the development of an apprenticeship work-study model--a new model for training personnel for educational research and development. The model provides short-term training in applied research and development (R & D) for persons holding B.A. and M.A. degrees by featuring individualized learning and "real-time" experience on actual R & D projects. The training model was pilot tested with six unemployed physical scientists. During the three-month program, trainees spent approximately half of their time studying education topics and problems, and the other half working as apprentices on R & D projects. An individual set of objectives was determined for each trainee. Learning activities, including group events, guided independent study, and apprenticeship tasks, were then individually prescribed on the basis of the trainee's objectives. The results indicate that the training model is effective, efficient, and appealing to both employees and trainees. It is concluded that the model can be of use in independent training programs, as an adjunct to regular academic programs, or for inservice training. It is also an example of how unemployed professionals may be cross-trained for a new field. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.