ERIC Number: ED157165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Director's Report for Senior Semester Program, 1974-75. McKeesport Area Senior High School.
McKeesport Area School District, PA.
Seniors in Pennsylvania's McKeesport Area Senior High School have the opportunity to spend one semester placed in a local agency, office, or business, in order to learn first-hand the practical aspects of a career or professional field of their choice. During this semester the students normally do not attend daily classes, but meet regularly with a professionally trained facilitator and a group of other students similarly placed. In addition to leading group seminars, the facilitator is responsible for orienting students to the program, obtaining placements, examining the journals required of students, and helping students solve problems that arise at their place of work. Emphasis is placed on the experience as a practical extension of general education rather than as career or vocational training. When students find themselves no longer learning, an attempt is made to change their situations. This document describes all these phases of the Senior Semester Program, as well as discussing the particular needs of the students being served. Documents and forms used in the program compose a substantial set of appendices. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Richard King Mellon Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.
Authoring Institution: McKeesport Area School District, PA.