ERIC Number: ED068693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-16
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Vocational Education. Exemplary Program Final Report.
Waterbury Board of Education, CT.
The intent of this exemplary program in prevocational education was to enhance the vocational awareness and aspirations of 238 disadvantaged seventh and eighth grade students of Puerto Rican background through an extensive career orientation program consisting of curriculum reform and co-curricular activities. The program's activities and procedures centered around creating a school oriented program on which outside community resources would focus. Some of these community-oriented activities included in-class instruction, projects, on-site job visitation, individual and group job oriented counseling, involvement of leaders of the Spanish community, and use of resource materials for instructional and enrichment purpose from community services and commercial establishments. Evaluation of the program was accomplished through utilization of many techniques, including such activities as administrative evaluation, student evaluation as to participation and voluntary actions, and formal and informal testing of student's awareness of the world of work. Other aspects discussed in this report are: (1) time schedule, (2) budget, (3) explanation of curriculum design and development, and (4) instructional materials. (SB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Community Resources, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Developmental Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Research, Grade 7, Grade 8, Occupational Aspiration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Spanish Speaking, Vocational Education
Research Coordinating Unit, Division of Vocational Education, Conn. State Dept. of Education, P. O. Box 2219, Hartford, Connecticut 06115
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Waterbury Board of Education, CT.