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ERIC Number: ED473423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 140
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Utah Work-Based Learning Manual.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
This document presents materials to assist Utah school personnel who are initiating, implementing, or improving work-based learning opportunities for students. The document presents detailed guidelines for creating and maintaining work-based learning systems in schools and resource materials for improving existing work-based opportunities. Formal definitions, practical examples, student profiles, step-by-step checklists, and sample forms are included. The following are among the specific topics covered: (1) school-to-careers and work-based learning (Utah's school-to-careers system; counseling and guidance; career fields and pathways; articulation; curriculum integration; collaboration; benefits of work-based learning); (2) public relations strategies (promotion; regional coordination; evaluating promotional activities; worksite development; marketing programs to the public, school districts, personnel, parents, students, and employers; strategies for working with employers; recruiting worksite staff; designing marketing tools;); (3) developing a work-based learning system (building on existing strengths; the role of planning in good work-based learning systems; setting goals and establishing time lines; identifying potential problems; involving participants in programs; assessing student learning; evaluating programs); (4) work-based learning activities (field studies; guest speakers; job shadowing; school-based enterprise; entrepreneurship; mentorship; clinical experiences, internships; career practicums; community service learning; registered youth apprenticeships; teacher/staff internships); and (5) legal issues (understanding legal issues affecting schools, employers, and students; minimizing potential liability). (MN)
For full text: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/stc/effective/wbl%20manual/wblman.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah