Faculty Publications

Title

What are high schools offering as preparation for employment?

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Career and vocational development, Employment education, High school, Structured work experiences

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Career Development for Exceptional Individuals

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

30

Last Page

41

Abstract

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. © 2009 Hammill Institute on Disabilities.

Original Publication Date

5-1-2009

DOI of published version

10.1177/0885728808318625

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