ERIC Number: ED115957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The DuSable Exemplary Project: Bridging the Gap Between School and the World of Work. Final Report.
Chicago Board of Education, IL.
From April 1971 to December 1974, a career education project for elementary and secondary grades was conducted in a lower income area of urban Chicago. The general objectives involved the development of a guidance program, integration of occupational information into the classroom, skills training, placement, and attitude adjustment. Career education curriculum material suitable to all levels of elementary classes was developed. The counselor-coordinator coordinated guidance activities, parent conferences, home visitations, placement activities, and information dissemination. Occupational training programs were conducted, and six skill development classes were held in automotive services, data processing food services, clerical procedures, offset printing, and typing. Regular assemblies focusing on student accomplishments were held. Other features of the program were outside speakers, weekly group guidance sessions, group trips, newsletter, and various social functions. It was concluded that the program has made a definite impact on the students and the school community, reaching students who were unskilled and uninvolved and helping them to regard themselves as potentially valuable employees. A third party evaluation, occupational information, student inventory forms for the elementary and secondary level, and tabulated inventory results are included in the report. A K-8 career guidance laboratory design is appended. (NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)