An instructional method using a cooperative arrangement between a school and an
employer to provide required academic courses and related instruction by alternating
study in school with a job in any occupational field. These two experiences must be
planned and supervised by a certified, licensed teacher-coordinator and employer so each
contributes to students' education and employability. Work periods and school
attendance may be on alternative half days, full days, weeks, or other periods of time.
Students are paid for work performed on the work site.
Procedures and activities performed by the teacher-coordinator in planning,
implementing, and supervising students' on-the-job learning experiences.
An instructional design where competencies common to two or more different career and
technical areas are taught as one course, no longer than one unit of instruction, and
acceptable to meet standards as a unit or partial unit in more than one occupationally
related educational program. Courses may be placed wherever appropriate within the
Disabled (individuals with disabilities)
Individuals with behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, mental disabilities, or
Persons who have academic, socioeconomic, cultural, or other handicaps that prevent
them from succeeding in career and technical education or consumer and homemaking
programs designed for persons without such handicaps, and who, for that reason, require
specially designed educational programs or related services. Also included are people
whose needs result from poverty, neglect, delinquency, or cultural or linguistic isolation
from the community at large. Not included are people with physical or mental handicaps.
Family and Consumer Sciences Programs
Education that encompasses two categories of instructional programs:
(a) Consumer and Family Sciences non-occupational programs taught to prepare
individuals for multiple roles as homemaker and wage earner, including content in areas
such as food and nutrition, consumer education, family living and parenthood, child
development and guidance, family and individual health, housing and home management,
and clothing and textiles.
(b) "Family and Consumer Sciences Related Occupation Programs" prepare individuals
for paid employment in occupations such as child care aide/assistant, food production
management and services, and homemaker/home health aide.
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