ERIC Number: ED233467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY.
This handbook for the Assist-A-School Program in the Jefferson County Public School District in Louisville, Kentucky, describes program goals; lists benefits, participants' responsibilities, organizational steps, and suggestions for activities; and provides sample evaluation forms. The program, a voluntary cooperative arrangement to increase mutual awareness between local schools and community businesses, industries, and government, helps students make informed career decisions in engineering and related technical fields. Schools' benefits include access to new facilities, information, and outside expertise; business benefits include the promotion of positive community relations and input into the school curriculum. Schools' responsibilities include designation of a faculty contact person to explain and organize the program. Among responsibilities of businesses are making employees aware of the program, and conducting tours. After district and program personnel select and recruit schools and businesses to participate, they arrange introductory meetings and present plans to the concerned parties for additional input. Program activities for students include tours, projects reflecting the knowledge gained from contact with local businesses, and classroom presentations by business personnel. Teacher, student, and business personnel evaluation forms are distributed after each activity. (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY.