ERIC Number: ED087855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
SPAN: An Accelerated Project for a Systems Program Approaching Non-unemployment of Vocational Students. Final Report.
Hugueley, James E.
The objectives of the Systems Program Approaching Non-unemployment (SPAN) project, during the period covered by this report (1970-73), were to develop a comprehensive and continuing program (K-14) of occupational guidance information and techniques to ensure that the maximum number of young people entered vocational programs, to bridge the gap from school to work, to increase the relevance of educational programs to the world of work, to develop within the students more positive attitudes towards themselves, their education, their occupational goals and the world of work. At the elementary level, teachers developed films, learning packets, games, and other career-oriented materials which will continue to be used throughout the school district. At the junior high school level, the emphasis was on exploration of the fifteen career clusters, while at the high school level, the greatest effort was expended on career focus and placement. It was felt that the project successfully realized the objectives set out, and it will be continued and expanded throughout the Memphis school system. Of the ten appendixes the principal one is a 138-page comprehensive evaluation of the project. (SA)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Job Placement, Occupational Clusters, Pilot Projects, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Self Actualization, Systems Approach, Tables (Data), Teacher Developed Materials, Vocational Education
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Memphis City School System, TN.