ERIC Number: ED091599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Employer-Based Career Education: The Developmental Year at Far West School.
Schmick, William A.
The Far West Laboratory Model (Far West School) in downtown Oakland, California, an employer-based career education program of experiential learning, has focused on the developmental issues of how high school academic requirements and career exploration in the community can be integrated into a common set of learning activities, and the virtues and liabilities of a highly individualized curriculum. Thirty volunteer students from Oakland high schools participated full time in the 1972-73 program that drew mainly on the use of resource persons, large employer organization resources, and community and supplementary resources as instructional activities. Each student's learning program primarily was planned, focused, and documented by means of projects. The developmental program produced many learning options in which to acquire career information, personal and social skills. Future study and work is needed in the transition area of students leaving a highly structured, controlled environment and adjusting to one requiring extensive personal initiative and responsibility. (EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: California; California (Oakland)