ERIC Number: ED115942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Development of Pre-Postsecondary Education Programs in Engineering and Health Occupations for High School Students in Grades 11 and 12.
Akron Public Schools, OH.
A program of pre-postsecondary instruction in engineering and health occupations for grades 11 and 12 was developed and implemented at Firestone High School from June 1974 to July 1975. It was designed to be compatible with high school graduation requirements and offer experiences related to postsecondary education that would lead to a paraprofessional or professional goal. The main features of the program were the "hands-on" experiences, career planning, and a broad educational foundation based on the student's career objectives. The activities were designed to provide the students with an understanding of careers related to the program offering, to introduce them to the personal and educational requirements of their choices, and to promote understanding and acceptance of their abilities and aptitudes in light of future occupational aspirations. Field experience comprised a large part of the curriculum. The engineering segment of the program is touched on briefly (2 pages) while the body of the document (60 pages) consists of a curriculum guide of health occupation learning activities developed by the project. Organized into a 36-week continuum of second year activities, the curriculum materials outline developmental and behavioral objectives, student assignments, and activities designed to introduce the student to the varied career opportunities in the medical fields. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Akron Public Schools, OH.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original document