ERIC Number: ED255967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Career Field Experience: A Look at On-site Usage by High School Communication Class.
The career field experience program at a midwestern high school places broadcasting students on location for observation of the profession and optional job training or work. In addition to radio and television stations, field locations include advertising agencies with production studios, corporate production facilities, recording studios, cable companies, and audiovisual production houses. The program requires five forms: the location agreement or contract, parental permission, a project proposal, student weekly reports, and an evaluation completed by the site contact person. The broadcasting class is two hours, with time scheduled for travel to and from the field site. During the program's five years of existence, six problem areas have been identified: transportation costs, legal problems, union restrictions, personnel mobility, unsatisfactory field sites, and unsatisfactory students. Despite these occasional difficulties, the program has maintained an excellent relationship with the field sites, and the students have found the experience to be extremely rewarding. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Indianapolis, IN, April 4-6, 1985).