ERIC Number: ED201747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Work in Technology and Science: Linking Education and Employment.
This publication reports on a project designed to increase the awareness and appreciation of educators, and through them the awareness of middle and high school students, of the advantages of preparing for careers in technology and science. These are fields in which Boston high school students generally, and minority students particularly, have been underrepresented. In this project--Technology and Science Careers for Minorities (TSCM)--the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Work in Technology and Science (MIT/WITS) group served as the catalyst for Boston public schools and local technological companies. Through workshops, site visits, career materials, and classroom programs, Boston educators from 16 schools developed knowledge about careers and their prerequisites. They also realized that these careers represent excellent possibilities for minorities and that teachers, counselors, and administrators are in critical roles for expanding students' perceptions of career options. The publication summarizes the following aspects of the project: career awareness; educator's questions; establishing linkages; educators' workshops; student field trips; classroom speakers; materials and other services; educators' recommendations; and a summary of participants' reactions. Appendixes contain lists and tables of associates with WITS in the TSCM project; forms and letters; and materials used to link technological organizations to schools. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Field Trips, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Middle Schools, Minority Groups, Resources, School Business Relationship, Science Careers, Science Programs, Science Teachers, Scientific Enterprise, Summer Science Programs, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)