ERIC Number: ED179724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Third-Party Final Report of the Ohio State Department of Education's EBCE 3-Year Project.
Rusling, Diane E.
Six school sites were visited to evaluate the work being done there in the third and final year of the Ohio Experience-Based Career Education program (EBCE) for secondary students (primarily 9th and 10th graders). Evaluators interviewed school staff, present and former EBCE participants, and employers in the communities. Questionnaires were also used. In the final report, evaluators devoted one chapter to each school visit, and a further chapter to recommendations based on observations and conclusions from all six sites. It was recommended that (1) more widespread publicity be conducted so that all students hear about the Career Exploration (CAEX) program part of EBCE; (2) the program be expanded to include both brief and longer term explorations, such as internships, since the latter appealed to both students and employers; (3) greater care be taken in making transportation arrangements to and from work sites; (4) 11th and 12th graders be included, especially since many 9th and 10th graders are still too young to obtain much benefit from CAEX; (5) classroom teachers get more inservice training; (6) greater effort be made to involve parents; (7) more extensive orientation and familiarization efforts be made for employers; (8) ideally, there be one staff person per school district responsible for the program. (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Experience Based Career Education; Ohio