ERIC Number: ED120465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Sub-Project 7 of Wisconsin 553, Part F, EPDA--Industry/Exchange Program: Final Report.
Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
The final report describes a study to develop a statewide teacher/industry exchange program in Wisconsin that would provide vocational-technical instructors with occupational experience opportunities. Three plans for implementing the program were developed: (A) swapping the positions of a business or industrial person with that of a vocational teacher for a stated period of time; (B) employing the vocational teacher in industry, with the company involved supplying a part-time employee to assist in the vocational school's curriculum development; (C) employing the vocational teacher in industry for a period of time. Questionnaires were developed and sent to vocational districts and industries. None of the above plans were implemented due to lack of industry interest. Recommendations include: teacher exchange programs should be developed at the district level; plans B and C only should be used, and designated as work experience programs; work experience for vocational instructors should be provided, with possible college credit. Appended material includes the questionnaires, a listing of the 400 businesses and industries contacted, forms from a functioning work experience staff exchange program, and a program proposal for such a program. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin