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ERIC Number: ED086787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 52
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World of Work. Exemplary Project in Vocational Education. Final Report.
Pierterse, Charles
Project World of Work took place in Contoocook Valley School District, New Hampshire, over a three-year period, 1970-1973, with the objective of increasing the student's foundation of information, activities, and observations which would help them understand the American world of work. It was also hoped the project would assist them in securing the necessary background for their future occupational choices. The elementary grades program was directed toward showing the inter-dependence of people in their occupational roles. The middle school and early high school level of the program exposed the students to an experiential study of industry based on the Industriology Concept developed at the University of Wisconsin. It was designed to associate the student's interests and aptitudes with selected people or product oriented occupations, noting skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for the student to make his occupational choice. The final high school years were directed toward skill training for job entry through a work plan. The project was implemented at the various levels with an emphasis on the middle school and early high school levels. Evaluation is an on-going process. (AG)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Contoocook Valley Regional School District, Peterborough, NH.