ERIC Number: ED263324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Ohio's Youth through Occupational Work Adjustment and Occupational Work Experience Programs: Prospects for the Future.
Miller, Aaron J.; Bragg, Debra D.
A study undertaken to aid administrators in considering program alternatives for administering Occupational Work Adjustment (OWA) and Occupational Work Experience (OWE) programs in Ohio examined the Ohio Department of Education's certification of OWA and OWE teachers in light of the state's new minimum standards for elementary and secondary schools. The study entailed the following data collection procedures: a literature review, a telephone survey of administrators in 19 States, surveys and small-group interviews with 56 OWA and OWE coordinators throughout Ohio, and analysis of followup data on OWA and OWE program completers. Data from these sources indicated that the current OWE and OWA programs must reexamine and modify their program-scheduling and teacher certification practices if they are to meet the new standards. In the future, programs should be approved as educational options at the local level, reduce time requirements for related classwork, and implement a new teacher education option for certifying teacher coordinators to teach basic academic courses for credit. (This report includes 19 tables, the student characteristics and teaching method survey instruments, the telephone survey interview schedule, and a ranking of teaching competencies.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructor Coordinators, Interviews, National Surveys, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Special Needs Students, State Boards of Education, State Standards, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Tables (Data), Teacher Certification, Vocational Adjustment, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio