ERIC Number: EJ836378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
What Are High Schools Offering as Preparation for Employment?
Guy, Barbara A.; Sitlington, Patricia L.; Larsen, Michael D.; Frank, Alan R.
Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, v32 n1 p30-41 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine (a) the patterns that existed in employment preparation courses offered by districts across a midwestern state and (b) the primary intent, primary method of instruction, and location of the classroom-based and work-based components of these courses. Findings indicated that (a) employment preparation offerings were limited, (b) career and technical education was the primary vehicle for delivering employment preparation, (c) the majority of employment preparation course work was offered in the classroom setting, (d) the intent of instruction for work-based-only courses was different from other delivery models, (e) the primary method of instruction in classroom-based-only courses was combined lecture and experiential, and (f) the method of delivering work-based learning differed by model. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Job Training, Teaching Methods, Education Work Relationship, Career Development, Internship Programs, Work Experience, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994