ERIC Number: ED172024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Work Experience and Academic Credit: Issues and Concerns. Information Series No. 166.
Jones, Joan; And Others
Designed to assist local education agency representatives and prime sponsors of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs in initiating and implementing awarding of academic credit for work experience, this report reviews the issues evolving from the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act of 1977. Three major sections are contained in the report: (1) regulatory and policy aspects of academic credit for work experience, which discusses local laws, regulations, and policy affecting work experience programs and the awarding of credit; (2) the work experience section which relates learning in an out-of-school setting and efforts required to encourage the development of work experience competencies; and (3) the academic credit section which presents concerns regarding credentialing and assessment and possible future directions. These three sections provide an overview of the concerns surrounding work experience for youth and academic credit for such work experience. Recommendations are made to help local schools and CETA prime sponsors to provide youth with the success possible through credited work experience. The appendixes contain a series of models for awarding academic credit and a compilation of information from six selected states. (LRA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advisory Committees, Community Programs, Cooperative Education, Credits, Experiential Learning, Federal Legislation, On the Job Training, Secondary Education, Site Analysis, Student Experience, Work Experience, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act