ERIC Number: ED114602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of the Work Education Program: A Career Education Program Center for Career Development.
Crandell, Keith; Fry, Scott
A description of the General Work Education Program developed for high school students in the Mesa Public Schools and procedures for its implementation are discussed in the document. The program provides students with an opportunity to gain occupational knowledge through two basic approaches: (1) work exposure, including formal observation of a career setting with limited involvement, verbal interaction, and/or participation; and (2) work experience, involving the student in a work setting for an equivalent of one hour per day for a nine-week period. Piloted during the spring semester of 1974, the program was offered by 18 teachers to approximately 540 students. Teachers screened and sponsored interested students, who enrolled in a nine-week course, receiving one-fourth credit toward graduation. Community Resource Service, the teacher, and CO-OP staff cooperated in identifying and contacting suitable placement agencies, which in turn made arrangements with a suitable work station. Forms used to implement the program include a parental permission form, pre- and postwork exposure forms, cooperating agency evaluation forms, and student information request for placement forms. These are appended with an executive summary work education proposal for the program. (LH)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Cooperative Education, Grade 11, Grade 12, Job Training, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs
Center for Career Development, Mesa Public Schools, 161 East First Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Mesa Public Schools, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Mesa)