ERIC Number: ED105142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
School-Supervised Work Education Programs: Curriculum Report, Volume 3, Number 2.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
The report represents an abridged summary of a study which assessed secondary and postsecondary work education programs and suggested ways they might be modified or expanded. A stratified, random sample of 50 work-education sites was drawn for the study from a set of 500 representative programs. Specific occupational training, dropout prevention, and career exploration programs were studied in farming regions, bedroom communities, single industry areas, and major industrial-business centers. The study's main findings are briefly described and form the basis for the following policy recommendations: (1) explore further the concept of establishing occupational training programs with a nonpaid work experience component; (2) expand the scope of dropout prevention programs; (3) develop formal structures for career exploration programs; (4) use vocational aptitude and interest instruments in student counseling; (5) develop more effective followup practices; (6) strengthen the role of program advisory committees; (7) encourage unions to participate actively in work education programs; (8) improve the effectiveness of public relations activities; (9) discourage discrimination on the basis of student attitude; (10) establish internship programs for work education coordinators; and (11) increase funding of cooperative education programs. Brief descriptions are included of 18 secondary school programs dealing primarily with cooperative education. (SD)
Descriptors: Career Development, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Dropout Prevention, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs, Work Study Programs
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Dulles International Airport, P. O. Box 17430, Washington, D. C. 20041 ($0.50 per copy; 2-10 copies, $0.30 each)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.