ERIC Number: ED118946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Demonstration of a Functional Model System of Occupational Education in Wyoming Public Education, K-14.
Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
The final report examines the three year Riverton School District 25 Occupational K-14 Project, a pilot program in Wyoming which developed a comprehensive approach to occupational education for public schools. Four phases were developed, emphasizing: attitude (k-6); career orientation (7-8); career exploration (9-10); career preparation (11-14). Curriculum development and course expansion were teacher directed and extensive, with community involvement in the form of citizen advisory committees. Third party evaluations for each year of the project are presented, emphasizing student behavior and discussing project methodology, data, curriculum development, project phases, and recommendations. Sixteen tables supplement the discussion. A vocational-academic dichotomy, poor guidance programs, and a lack of consistently enforced priorities are noted. Half the document is taken up by appended materials which include: occupational charts; a project booklet (46 pages) and addendum; project correspondence; Learning Activity Packet (LAP) catalog, arranged by grade level, and papers concerning their writing; Teacher Resource Unit (TRU) information; papers regarding project determination, philosophy, career decision-making processes, and instructional objectives; reprint of an article in the Wyoming Educator; and student interviews. (LH)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Teacher Developed Materials
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming