Dawe, Noel Franklin (1976) Employer-based career education. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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This internship was undertaken with two purposes in mind. In the first place, it was undertaken to explore the subject of career education generally and employer-based career education specifically. It was also intended to investigate the application of the employer-based model for career education to secondary education generally. In addition, the internship was designed to assess the application of employer-based career education to the Newfoundland educational situation specifically. -- The descriptions, observations, and conclusions contained within the internship report are based on the intern's reading, observation, consultation, and participation in selected activities at The Academy For Career Education located at Olney High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Academy For Career Education provides an initial program for high school students lacking any previous formal career education. It operates as an alternative program for students of Olney High School. -- The Academy program is organized around three instructional components: the Academic Resource Center, Career Guidance, and Career Development. Academy students enroll in these three areas as well as in courses they select from the regular high school curriculum. This combination of curriculum resources offers the students a comprehensive program responsive to their individual needs and interests. -- The intern reached several conclusions as a result of his experiences while interning at The Academy For Career Education. Most important among these were: (A) career education can and should be integrated into secondary education, (B) employer-based career education provides a realistic forum through which to provide both generalized and specialized career education to secondary school students, (C) employer-based career education has been sufficiently tested and evaluated to justify prudent local application by interested educational bodies. -- Several recommendations were made by the intern based upon activities engaged in during the internship. Among these were: (A) information should be obtained from other sites which have instituted employer-based career education programs, (B) a comprehensive survey should be undertaken in certain specified Newfoundland urban centers to gather information necessary to indicate the applicability of employer-based career education programs for these areas, (C) employer-based career education should be established as an integral component of the total educational system rather than as an independent program outside the system.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 103-107. -- QEII has photocopy.|
|Department(s):||Education, Faculty of|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Vocational education; Career education|
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