ERIC Number: ED240353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Working at Saving Time in Education: An Innovative Vocational Education Delivery System. Final Report.
Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Dept. of Industry and Technology.
A model for on-bus instruction during travel time from high schools to area vocational centers was developed, tested, revised, implemented, and evaluated. Two units of study adapted from existing material used for teaching occupational survival skills were included in the model. Audiotapes, handouts, worksheets, attitudes, and cognitive tests were used during the project. Students who were instructed on the bus became more positive in their attitudes toward riding the school bus. Teachers reported little or no change in students' concerns about employability or job survival skills. Following the 13-page abstract are extensive appendixes. Two project progress reports describe the developing and piloting of units for study on the bus in phase 1 and developing of units, instruments, and procedures for phase 2. Four manuscripts submitted for publication describe the project that involved providing students with headsets and lapboards on the bus, wiring the bus with jacks to accommodate the headsets, distributing handouts and worksheets, depositing duplicate materials in the school library, and evaluating student attitudes. Other appendixes include a summation of evaluation data and letters of interest. (YLB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Bus Transportation, Delivery Systems, Employment Potential, High Schools, Instructional Innovation, Job Skills, Models, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Buses, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Dept. of Industry and Technology.
Note: Some portions of appendixes are marginally legible.