ERIC Number: ED400418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
Work-Based Learning: A Manual.
Idaho State Div. of Vocational Education, Boise.
This manual is a guide to local partnership councils as they plan and design work-based learning experiences for credit. Chapter 1 provides an overview of work-based learning as part of vocational education. Chapter 2 describes a variety of work-based learning experiences, including established secondary vocational program work-based learning components and a new program called individualized occupational training. Each description includes a list of distinguishing characteristics. Chapter 3 describes work-based learning experience at the technical college level, including off-campus examples--apprenticeships, clinical experiences, cooperative education, and internships/practicums/field experiences--and an on-campus variation, campus-based enterprises. Chapter 4 discusses work-based learning as a component of an educational program. Chapter 5 describes how to design an effective work-based learning activity using these criteria: assessment, staffing, identifying worksites, equal access, and budgeting. Chapter 6 identifies activities involved in the implementation and management of work-based learning, including community relations, job/worksite visit, worksite mentor orientation, training agreements and plans, student schedule, student worksite interviews and orientations, issuing grades, and maintaining a worksite training directory. Chapter 7 explains legal considerations of work-based learning. Appendixes include a list of 52 organizational, print, and software resources; definitions; and sample forms. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Clinical Experience, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Internship Programs, Postsecondary Education, Practicums, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Div. of Vocational Education, Boise.