ERIC Number: ED101452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-20
Reference Count: 0
The Executive Middle School Internships--A Model.
Martin, William Rogers, Sr.
The purpose of this practicum was to develop and field test a model plan for the Executive Middle School Internship Program at Nova Middle School. The plan was designed to effectuate a marriage between the theoretical and the practical by combining the best elements of classroom analysis with actual experience in the world of executives and organizations. An effort was made, first, to determine if community resources were available, sufficiently sophisticated, and receptive to provide meaningful exploratory experiences related to careers and, second, to determine to what extent, if any, positive career exploration experience could widen horizons and develop and enhance positive attitudes toward the world of work in eighth grade students. A model plan was developed and field tested; community agencies were responsive and demonstrated expertise in providing exploratory experiences for students; and an analysis of the pre- and post-attitudinal survey and tests revealed that the experience did widen horizons and develop and enhance positive attitudes toward the world of work in the participants. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Community Involvement, Cooperative Education, Educational Programs, Evaluation, Field Experience Programs, Internship Programs, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Models, Program Evaluation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for Doctor of Education, Nova University (Florida)