ERIC Number: ED124789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Coffee County Alabama's Approach to a Comprehensive Placement Program--Grades One Through College. Final Report.
Coffee County Public Schools, Elba, AL.
The purpose of the Coffee County (Alabama) project was to implement an integrated program of occupational information, guidance, and training extending from the elementary school through the post high school level. Implementation strategy included the following activities: (1) appointment of project personnel, including a full-time placement coordinator; (2) implementation of career education and occupational guidance in the six participating schools through teacher inservice and information dissemination; (3) establishment or revision of school advisory committees to assist in data collection, student screening, and other areas; (4) special emphasis on involvement of potential dropouts in work-study programs; and (5) identification of the community and area resources capable of providing employment opportunities. Results of the program included the placement of 19 unemployed adults, and college placement of 18 persons by assisting them to secure financial aid. Accomplishments indicate that the program is workable; the greatest need is community awareness to stimulate the hiring of students for paying jobs. Appendixes (49 pages) include: an information sheet for school personnel explaining the program, pertinent forms for data collection, an annotated bibliography on career guidance, and letters to the placement coordinator from teachers commenting on the impact of the program. (RG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Vocational Education and Community Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Coffee County Public Schools, Elba, AL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama