ERIC Number: ED110728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Programs in Distributive Education: Internship Training for Distributive Education Students. Final Report.
Riley, Clayton; Turner, Betty
The Distributive Education Development Project was developed to give high school students an opportunity to observe on-the-job experiences by means of an internship system. The project provided information and suggested procedures for implementing the internship program in State vocational-technical schools and high schools by establishing provisions for student visits to distributive businesses to receive first hand information on the specific skills and competencies needed upon entering the work force. Three results were seen as significant accomplishments: businessmen involved in the program upgraded their knowledge of distributive education; a model coordinator handbook (not included in the document) was developed; and students were provided with career decision opportunities, hands-on job experiences, and the opportunity to evaluate their choice. Two-thirds of the document comprises appendixes reproducing: the rotation schedule; sample survey forms, internship agreement, and training plan; pretest and post-test; observation experience form; program participants; suggested calendar of rotation; daily progress report and progress chart; and the proposal for the internship program. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Planning, Developmental Programs, Distributive Education, Field Experience Programs, Internship Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green.