ERIC Number: ED173613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Career Exploration for Gifted and Talented High School Students. Final Project Performance Report, October 1, 1977 through February 28, 1979.
An experience-based career education project for gifted and talented high school students was implemented in three pilot schools in Jefferson County, Colorado. The model was adapted from an existing model, which was designed for the regular school population and based on a prototype model developed by Northwest Regional Education Laboratory. Implementation of the program was relatively smooth during the first pilot term. Emphasis was place on establishing exploration and internship experiences in the community for students. All three high schools involved followed the model closely in terms of recommended staffing, three-hour block scheduling for students, use of transportation, awarding credit, and community site development. Elective credit was granted for career education; academic credit was awarded for individual projects which students negotiated with project teachers as well as cooperating content area teachers. Community instructors also assisted in designing projects which took place at their sites and were involved in the evaluation of these projects before credit was granted. Over 800 community sites were recruited for participation. The decision was made to extend the second term to a full eighteen weeks to allow time for program activities not accomplished in the nine-week term. Presently, administrative procedures are being followed to seek district approval for implementation beyond federal funding due to the positive responses of all those involved. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Lakewood, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974