ERIC Number: ED116028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-16
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Disadvantaged--Six Weeks of Work-Experience and Counseling for BOCES Occupational Education Minimal-Achieving Students (Project: VEA CO-75-4A-1006); Evaluation Report.
La Sala, Vincent J; Picarelli, Henry E.
Known also as the Summer Minimal Achiever Rehabilitation Training Program (SMART), the Nassau County work-experience program was designed to motivate minimal achieving students toward more positively directed goals. Of the more than 300 students referred to the program, 142 were accepted as enrollees. Program objectives were: (1) to provide significant leadership, counseling, and work experience; (2) to help students develop an awareness that occupational education is preparation for a full and rewarding life; (3) to motivate students to participate in community projects and contribute to the general welfare of others; (4) to provide individual and group counseling; and (5) to motivate the minimal achiever to seek higher goals and fulfillment. Staff consisted of eight full-time placement counselors and counselor interns and one part-time counselor. Counselors met with students at the job sites and provided close involvement and follow-up. Job assignments, where possible, were made in an area for which the student was trained during the school year. The program was highly effective as evidenced by the return to school in September of all eligible students. More than half of the document consists of appended job descriptions and related program information and forms. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.
Note: Appendix 3--Exhibit 3 may not reproduce well due to broken type; not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original document