ERIC Number: ED095299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Education for Living: A Model Distributive Education Program.
Shapiro, Warren L.
This book is based on a cross-cultural study of American (primarily New York State) and British distributive education programs. Philosophy, historical development, currently available distributive education programs, and job opportunities were examined; the survey focused on teaching quality, involvement and cooperation of business/community/school, adequate on-the-job supervision, cooperative work experience programs, and student caliber. The most basic and significant difference between the two countries was philosophic--British youth leaving school to join the work force while American youth remained students longer. The project method was described as the trend in distributive education today; it is now being integrated into New York State curricula for large school districts. The final model that was developed has provided a curriculum sufficiently structured for comprehensive training but flexible enough to meet individual needs. The three student options are: (1) a Grade Distribution Certificate course for students seeking employment directly after high school, (2) a Basic Distribution Certificate course with cooperative work experience for the undecided, and (3) a Special Distribution course including special projects for college-bound students entering managerial levels of the distributive field. (EA)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Conceptual Schemes, Cross Cultural Studies, Distributive Education, Educational Philosophy, Labor Market, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Student Certification, Student Projects, Work Experience Programs
Dorrance and Company, 1617 J. F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 ($8.95)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: New York; United Kingdom (England); United States