ERIC Number: ED447649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education/School-to-Work Models: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. Executive Internship Program (Pinellas County Schools, Florida).
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 practices models: The Executive Internship Program in Florida. In 1974, the Executive High School Internship (EIP) model was introduced in Pinellas County. It is affiliated with Executive High School Internships of America, a national organization of experiential education programs and coordinators. More than 2,000 highly motivated, academically talented EIP seniors have spent 10-15 hours a week with professionals to learn leadership, creative thinking, and other skills in fields such as medicine, law, visual arts, communications, state/local government, business, and the social services. Students receive high school elective and junior college credits. Executive Internship Coordinators are certified teachers who work closely with businesses to maintain connections among students, schools, and partnership agencies, and monitor student interns. School- and work-based learning is integrated through biweekly seminars, journals, and projects addressing leadership development and presentation skills. The information packet includes a program description and a program brochure. (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: Florida