ERIC Number: ED351490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
The Lifelong Options Program. A Handbook for Implementing and Managing a Vocational Education Program for Youth at Risk.
Shirley, Linda J.; Pritz, Sandra G.
This handbook describes a high school dropout prevention program that integrates academic education, vocational education, and a support system in order to provide students with multiple options for their future careers and personal lives. The following information is provided: the program's philosophy; major components (vocational education, applied academics, counseling, employability skills training, life-coping skills, and physical education); guidelines for planning and implementation; and support elements. The following support elements are discussed: staff selection and training; student selection, recruitment, and orientation; flexible scheduling; instructional procedures, such as computer-assisted instruction, tutoring, cooperative learning, and on-the-job experiences; student management; monitoring the program; and administration. The appendices contain the following: addresses of two resource centers, a project profile, a student questionnaire, worksheets about information sources, program components and their use, site visit reports, an interview/observation schedule, an interview guide, and a classroom observation guide. Twenty references are provided. (CML)
Descriptors: Coping, Daily Living Skills, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Employment Potential, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Skills, Measures (Individuals), Potential Dropouts, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Vocational Education
National Dropout Prevention Center, Martin Street, Box 345111, Clemson, SC 29634-5111.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.