ERIC Number: ED208257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Together We Can. Strategies for the Facilitation of a Peer Support Group for Vocational Students in Non-Traditional Programs.
Capriole, Joan; And Others
This handbook contains strategies for facilitating a peer support group for vocational students in nontraditional programs. Outlined first are the goals and objectives of a support group, and the benefits of a peer support group are set forth. Following a description of the characteristics and role of the facilitator, strategies are provided for establishing group leadership roles and for determining the authority and decision-making power of group members. Attendance taking, scheduling, and time management are discussed. Included among those peer support group activities covered are structured meetings, guest speakers, and outreach activities. Program funding is mentioned briefly. Examined next are activities that feeder schools, parents, the community, the school itself, and support services can undertake to encourage enrollment of previously under-represented groups of students. (A related handbook on sex fairness and equal opportunity for vocational students in nontraditional programs and a handbook of laws guaranteeing equal education and employment opportunities are available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Attendance, Behavioral Objectives, Community Role, Financial Support, Guidelines, High School Students, Leadership, Learning Activities, Nontraditional Occupations, Parent Role, Peer Counseling, Peer Groups, Peer Relationship, Program Implementation, School Role, Services, Student Participation, Vocational Education
Massachusetts Vocational Curriculum Resource Center, 758 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA 02173-7398 (Free while supplies last).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational-Technical High School, Billerica, MA.