ERIC Number: ED068691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Research Project to Test a More Effective Means to Achieve Stated Work Experience Education Program Goals. Final Report (1971-1972).
Eckman Center, Woodland Hills, CA.
This study was conducted to test the effectiveness of proceduralized job guides in enabling placement of work experience students in allied health work stations requiring the performance of complex tasks. Phases of the study included: (1) establishment of work stations, which involved the identification of potential work station sponsors in San Joaquin County, the analysis of 960 job operations, and selection of participating sponsors, (2) development of proceduralized job guides, which required extensive analysis of specific job tasks required at each selected work station, and (3) experimentation, which involved a controlled experiment to compare job performance at selected work stations by an experimental group of 11 Grade 11 and 12 students who used proceduralized job guides and by a central group of 10 students who did not use proceduralized job guides. Findings of the study supported three conclusions that the use of a proceduralized job guide approach would: (1) increase the number and type of challenging job positions available to relatively unskilled students, (2) enable a broader spectrum of relatively unskilled students to participate in work experience programs, and (3) modify the employer's perception that relatively unskilled students cannot meet the requirements for selected job positions. Several recommendations are included. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Eckman Center, Woodland Hills, CA.