ERIC Number: ED192077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Experience Based Career Education. Exemplary Project in Vocational Education. Final Report.
This description of the development of the Experience-Based Career Education Program by State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, lists the objectives: (1) continuing an elementary career education program by providing resource materials to teachers; (2) implementing an in-school experience-based cluster program in high schools; (3) expanding high school skill career education training opportunities and expanding postsecondary, adult, and special education via cluster curriculum individualization; (4) pilot testing and distributing such programs; and (5) providing job and educational placement at all levels. Major accomplishments described include the integration of classroom learning and work experience through individualized projects in community settings, development of learning guides and experience sites, and increased use of employers in teaching capacities. Project problems, publicity and dissemination activities, data collection, and staff utilization and development are outlined. Conclusions are listed based on the analysis of student behavioral indicators (career tests, attitude scales, survey comments, and activity sheets) and student demographic data. The author finds that project objectives were met and student enrollment is representative of the total population. She recommends inservice teacher training and audiovisual workshops and continuation of a resource center. Lists of project materials and experience sites are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Job Placement, Occupational Clusters, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Fair Community Coll., Sedalia, MO.
Identifiers: Experience Based Career Education; Vocational Education Amendments 1968
Note: Appendix 1 was removed because it contained confidential information.