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ERIC Number: ED347358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Non-College Bound Student Demonstration Project in Electronics and Laser-ElectroOptics--in Cooperation with Area High Schools, the Private Industry Council, and the Business Labor Council. Final Report.
Alfano, Kathleen
A model program was developed to increase the number of noncollege-bound students who were capable of succeeding in electronics and laser/electro-optics technology (LET) vocational training. The target population was noncollege-bound disadvantaged students, at least 60 percent minorities and women who were historically underrepresented in technology careers. The Moorpark College/Ventura County Community College District/Business Labor Council Project worked with 8 area high schools to identify students willing to attempt the curriculum designed to fill 2 daily high school periods and a full afternoon at the college laboratory site per week; 98 students completed at least 1 college semester in the program successfully. The curriculum was an integrated mix of electronics, laser-optics, and mathematics. Local businesses donated equipment and illustrative field trips. Findings indicated that 71 percent of students pursued college; 88 percent improved their overall grade average in all high school classes. (The 6-page report is followed by curriculum materials developed by the program, including a course outline for the 35-week course that details specific topics taught at high schools, lecture demonstrations, and laboratory activities at the college with estimated hours, text, and chapter/pages and curriculum objectives. Thirty-five quizzes are also provided.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Moorpark Coll., CA.