ERIC Number: ED447647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education/School-to-Work Models: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. Independent Study/Mentorship (Central High School, Texas).
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
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 information packet provides an overview of one of the best practice models: the Independent Study/Mentorship program at Central High School in Texas. This program is a collaboration between Central High School and the Southeast Texas School-to-Work Partnership that offers teachers an integrated, academic curriculum in which students address workplace or community challenges. Teachers facilitate students' independent studies, and community leaders spend time in the classroom. Students select mentors, conduct research, and develop and present projects in which they contribute to their community, explore career possibilities, and engage in a trial job search. The Independent Study/Mentorship course includes six broad learning assignments and assessments, personalized by students' choices for career exploration. The class is held the last period of the day, so that students can spend at least three hours a week at the workplace. The information packet includes a program description and assessment rubrics. (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.
Identifiers - Location: Texas