ERIC Number: ED070855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Intensive Vocational Services in Guidance, Counseling, Placement, and Follow-Up. Final Report.
Preston County Board of Education, Kingwood, WV.
This federally funded exemplary project in vocational education for an Appalachian county in West Virginia focused on developmental career planning for disadvantaged students in nine county high schools. Specifically concentrating on an integrated vocational curriculum for Grades 9 and 10, teacher-developed units were designed to orient Grade 9 students to the area vocational school and to the world of work. Students were given aptitude tests, and teaching techniques such as field trips, human resources, and audiovisual aids were employed. Post-testing after the 10-week orientation revealed student vocational interests, and the program evaluation indicated a need for an expanded vocational curriculum for Grade 10. Seven hours of inservice credit were given to the teachers, guidance counselors, consultants, and coordinators involved in curriculum development. A committee for program review and an advisory council acting as consultants for industry discussed the units. A 1-day personnel orientation meeting was held, during which a county-wide uniform grading system was developed. A sample curriculum unit and other resource materials are included. (AG)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance, County Programs, Developmental Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Testing, Grade 10, Grade 9, High School Students, Inservice Education, Instructional Innovation, Job Placement, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Vocational Schools
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Sponsor: West Virginia State Board of Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Preston County Board of Education, Kingwood, WV.