ERIC Number: ED080682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
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Project VIGOR: Vocational Cluster Education, Integrated and Articulated Grades 1 through 14 with Guidance Services, Occupational Exploration and Work Experiences Relevant to General Education. Final Report.
Through Project VIGOR, the David Douglas Public School System in Portland, Oregon addressed itself to the objective of changing a conventional academically oriented general education system into one whose curriculum reflected the needs of all students from the primary through the secondary grades and including post-high school contact and placement assistance, where possible. Cluster courses and attendant work experience programs, together with articulation between grade levels and departments, were important growth areas in the project. Accomplishments of the project were largely in terms of an awareness of career education as part of the general curriculum. Project VIGOR as a guidance-oriented curriculum project whose visibility existed through changes in student behavior was considered successful. Appendixes contain a bibliography, cluster exploration at Grade 9, evaluation report, preliminary follow-up of 1972 seniors, programs, student job center, and an example of articulation activity. Related documents are available as ED 058 418 and ED 067 511. (Author/MF)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: David Douglas Public Schools, Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon