ERIC Number: ED447644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education/School-to-Work Models: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. Role Models and Leaders Project.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.; Center for Excellence in Education, Vienna, VA.
The National School-to-Work Office in collaboration with the National Association for Gifted Children, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for the Gifted, and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted have identified 11 gifted education/school-to-work (GT/STW) models that are either best practices or unique approaches. This report provides an overview of one of the unique approaches models: The Center for Excellence in Education's Role Models and Leaders Project (RMLP) in Vienna, Virginia. Founded by the late Admiral H. G. Rickover, RMLP was established in 1991 to increase the number of minorities and girls who pursue careers in science, technology, and business. High school juniors and seniors attend 20 Saturday sessions at corporate and educational facilities during a 12-month period. Students learn about scientific concepts and their relevance to various professions, career and college planning options, and how to conduct a job search. RMLP has been adopted in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago, with 750 students completing the program. The information packet includes an overview of the Center for Educational Excellence, a description of RMLP, a brochure on RMLP, and articles on the success of RMLP. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.; Center for Excellence in Education, Vienna, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia