ERIC Number: ED072205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Career Education Programs for the Disadvantaged. Appendix A of a Final Report.
Robertson, J. Marvin
Developed as part of a project designed to provide a synthesis of literature and practice relating to the career education of disadvantaged students, this paper, which is intended for administrators of local programs, identifies successful components of career education programs for the disadvantaged. Program descriptions were secured through a search of the literature, a survey of state department of education administrators of special needs programs in vocational education, and contact with other agencies operating career and vocational education programs. In addition, 54 exemplary programs were identified, contact persons interviewed, and selected sites visited for indepth study and on-site evaluation. Among the program components described are: (1) outreach and recruitment activities, (2) orientation of program participants, (3) career awareness and exploration opportunities, (4) basic education, (5) counseling activities, (6) available support services, (7) opportunities for job skill development, and (8) provisions for student placement and follow-up. Major strengths and weaknesses of the programs are summarized, and a listing of the locations, contact person, and brief description of the 54 exemplary career education programs is appended. Related publications are available as VT 018 540-VT 018 544 in this issue. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Task Force on Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.