ERIC Number: ED465913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
From Classrooms to Careers: The Senior Mastery Process at Henry Ford Academy.
Parizek, Deborah; Kesavan, Sandy
The Henry Ford Academy is the nations first charter school developed jointly by a global corporation, public education, and a non-profit cultural institution. The Senior Mastery Process at Henry Ford Academy is an innovative, challenging program of career exploration and research project for high school seniors. Beginning with initial job shadowing and interviewing experiences in the ninth grade, Academy students gradually gain an awareness of career demands and opportunities through a curriculum designed to open their eyes and provide them with the chance to experience first hand the world of work. By their senior year, they have researched careers, developed a professional portfolio, assessed their personal strengths, participated in an extended internship, researched a topic of interest related to their career of interest, developed a project which naturally fits with that career and defended their research findings in a formal presentation to an evaluation committee. (GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Careers across America 2002: Best Practices & Ideas in Career Development Conference Proceedings (Chicago, IL, July 7-10, 2002); see CG 031 801.