ERIC Number: ED170565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Experience-Based Career Education: Evaluation Synthesis of Second Year Pilot Sites.
Bernhardt, Vickie L.; Owens, Thomas R.
During the 1976-77 school year, fourteen experience-based career education (EBCE) pilot sites were the focus of a second-year of operation evaluation. Each pilot site represented one of four regional education laboratories (Appalachia Evaluation Laboratory, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, and Research for Better Schools) and utilized one of four EBCE models developed by the laboratories. Evaluation staffs from the four laboratories sought to determine community support of the program, staff and student perceptions of EBCE learning strategies, and the students' growth in career-related and interpersonal abilities. Outcomes from the evaluations included the following: (1) EBCE strategies have been proven applicable to communities ranging from rural, small-town, suburban to urban and with different student populations; (2) significant growth in career attitudes and career knowledge was detected at most sites by a variety of career development measures; (3) students, parents, and resource persons were very supportive of EBCE; and (4) community resource persons were not only willing to continue the programs but were also willing to recommend EBCE to other potential community organizations. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 11, 1979)