ERIC Number: ED069889
Record Type: RIE
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The Professional Internship Exchange Program in Vocational Education, 1971-1972.
Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Eastern Washington Univ., Cheney.; Washington Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Olympia.
A total of 10 teacher-coordinators and 10 persons representing business and industrial firms participated in a project designed to provide inservice vocational personnel development and to serve persons in cooperative vocational education including those persons with special needs. The project designs called for: (1) 90 hours of instruction by representatives of the business/industrial firms in K-12 programs, vocational institutes, or community colleges, (2) 90 hours of participation by the teacher-coordinators in the activities of the sponsoring exchange business/industrial firms, (3) a cooperative instruction class for 25 students, and (4) a 1-week planning session prior to implementing the program and a 3-day evaluation post-session provided by a teacher-training institution. Some project accomplishments were: (1) The business and industrial firms became more aware of the need of serving education and vocational students; (2) 90 hours of special instruction were provided to more than 100 persons involved in cooperative education; (3) An overall awareness for serving persons with special needs resulted in the 10 centers; and (4) The vocational teaching personnel improved their understanding and appreciation of occupations by being able to gain direct experience in a business or industrial firm. Evaluations of the performance objectives and experiences of the 10 exchange teachers and business representatives are included in the description of the project. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Eastern Washington Univ., Cheney.; Washington Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Olympia.