Guidelines for the development of a cooperative vocational education program at Hellgate High School for the disadvantaged distributive education student

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Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Professional Schools


"Some students do not succeed in the regular programs offered in the high school. Their performance is inadequate because they lack the basic scholastic skills and their attitude toward educational involvement is poor. The student is "turned off", dislikes school, and is on his way to becoming a school dropout. A regular vocational education program may meet the needs of some disadvantaged students but, for many, the lack of success over too long a time has insured their lack of responsiveness to most conventional vocational programs." (16:1) Through a study of the literature at the Montana State University Library and literature collected from State Departments of Public Instruction across the United States, the writer will pursue the problem areas of: (a) definitions of disadvantaged and special needs, (b) characteristics of disadvantaged, (c) determining student eligibility, (d) local planning and organization, (e) faculty, (f) curriculum, (g) counseling, (h) facilities and equipment, and (i) program evaluation, to help develop a philosophy at Hellgate whereby students are afforded the opportunity for success in careers that they may pursue.




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