ERIC Number: ED411440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students Connect Academics to the Workplace: An Implementation Guide for Student Worksite Learning Experiences. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.
Bidwell, Sheri E.
Ohio's Work SITE Learning Model is the product of a national demonstration project for the integration of academic and vocational learning, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The model is made up of three components: the connecting component, the school-based learning component, and the work-based learning component. This implementation guide is designed to assist schools in developing and conducting effective student worksite learning experience (SWLE) programs. Suggestions made in the guide were developed from information gathered through a national literature review, searching for best practices in school-business partnerships and work-based student learning experience programs. The main part of the guide consists of a 19-step process for developing a SWLE program. The guide also contains a glossary, an outline of the benefits of a SWLE program, principles for successful school-business partnerships, recommendations for establishing a SWLE program, and 29 references. Ten appendixes, which make up half of the document, contain the following materials: individual academic observation plans, SWLE agreement; communications with parents; promotional materials; a worksite contact sheet; tools for students; student performance evaluation materials; program evaluation materials; recognition and appreciation materials, and excerpts from an OCAP (Occupational Competency Analysis Profile) for business administration and management. (KC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, Integrated Curriculum, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090; telephone: (800) 848-4815 (order no. TWEX-02: $15).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio