ERIC Number: ED103299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
25 Action Learning Schools.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This booklet on action-learning reflects an interest in preparing youth for the world of real experiences. Arranged in two major parts, the first offers information on the background and development of action-learning. Included in this section are the conclusions of the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee, the National Panel on High Schools and Adolescent Education on the importance of action-learning and suggested learning objectives criteria for action-learning programs, tips for implementing a program, and possible future directions. The second section describes 25 action-learning programs in secondary schools across the country. These programs are defined here as the opportunities for students to participate in society as paid or volunteer workers. The 25 exemplary programs were selected from a survey of 2,000 programs. Students engage in vocational or work-related activities or community or school service programs in such areas as travel agencies, medical centers, retail businesses, radio and television studios, dental offices, warehouses, restaurants, city and county agencies, political headquarters, state and federal bureaus, and labor unions. National organizations dealing with youth-community involvement are listed, and related readings are suggested. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Community Action, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Experiential Learning, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Employment, Work Experience Programs
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston Virginia 22091 ($3.00 each, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.