ERIC Number: ED237818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Out of the Classroom, Into Industry: Summer School for Teachers. Ideas for Action in Education and Work.
This report describes three programs in Oregon and Washington which provide opportunities for teachers to update their skills by spending their summer in structured work experience or internship programs in business and industry. Benefits to teachers are listed as well as characteristics of successful programs. The programs are: (1) Economic Education/Business Experience (EE/BE), a program for academic teachers and counselors which gives an orientation to economic theory and an in-depth understanding of the workings of business by combining a one-month internship with a university seminar; (2) The Occupational Internship and Seminar, a program for vocational teachers which also combines university work with an internship in business; and (3) Technical Skill Update, a community-based program which offers vocational staff firsthand experience to supplement their awareness of technological changes. Eight similar programs from around the United States are also listed. Comments taken from a survey of participants describe reasons for participation, benefits to the participants, benefits to the employers, and benefits the participants expect to pass on to their students. Issues to consider in developing similar programs are discussed including 11 recommendations for program development. A bibliography of 13 references and a directory of nine organizations are included. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.