ERIC Number: ED092731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
SPAN: An Accelerated Project for a Systems Program Approaching Non-Unemployment of Vocational Students.
Lyons, Doris S., Ed.
The SPAN Project was developed as an exemplary career education project to serve grades K through 12. The program consisted of three components: one at the elementary grades, one for middle or junior high grades, and a component to service the senior high school students. The original title, "An Accelerated Project for a Systems Program Approaching Non-Unemployment of Vocational Students," was discontinued. The acronym SPAN remained and the project to "span" the gap between school and work eventually became SPAN: Start Planning Ahead Now. For elementary and secondary education, the program includes a structuring of basic subjects, grades 1-12, around the theme of career opportunities and requirements in the world of work. In elementary school, students are informed about the wide range of jobs in our society and the roles and requirements involved for employment. Junior high school students explore career clusters through hands-on experience, while senior high school students pursue their selected occupational areas. Reference to this project should be noted through the final report of SPAN (ED087855). (DS)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.