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ERIC Number: ED351490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
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)
National Dropout Prevention Center, Martin Street, Box 345111, Clemson, SC 29634-5111.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A