ERIC Number: ED450221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Off-Campus Education Guide for Administrators, Counselors & Teachers.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
This guide is designed to help Canadian educators, in partnership with their communities, organize and operate off-campus education programs that provide meaningful experiences for students. It outlines required and recommended procedures to guide school authorities as they implement off-campus education programs in both core and optional subject areas, including academic subjects, career and technology studies, and fine arts. Section 1, on off-campus education policy, provides background, policy, definitions, procedures, and references. Section 2 describes these types of off-campus education: community partnerships, work study, work experience 15-25-35, and registered apprenticeship programs. Section 3 contains applicable legislation and regulations. Section 4 focuses on program initiation and determination of the focus of the program. Section 5, on program management, covers student selection; preplacement orientation; employer selection; placement procedures and documentation; monitoring; student records; integration sessions; developing a summary of competencies/learning plans; assessment and evaluation; and evaluation of the placement. Section 6, on safety in the workplace, addresses work station/work site inspection and approval and workers' compensation coverage. Section 7 discusses promoting an off-campus education program within the community, the school authority, and the school. Section 8 is on program evaluation. Appendixes include a list of 34 additional learning resources and sample materials, such as applications, correspondence, reports, agreements, evaluations, and promotional material. (YLB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Marketing, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Safety, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Technology Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Learning Resources Distributing Centre, 12360 142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4X9, Canada. For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/k_12/curriculum/offcampus.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada