ERIC Number: ED106663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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The Academy for Career Education: Diffusion Issues.
Maguire, Louis M.
A model experience-based career education program for secondary school students in Philadelphia, called the Academy for Career Education, has been operated by Research for Better Schools, Inc. (RBS), for three years. It utilizes employer/community participants as instructional agents and learning sites for career exploration and specialization, delivers career guidance/counseling services to students, and provides for individualized basic skill instruction. RBS does not regard the program developed for the academy as either a rejection of, or a free-standing alternative to secondary schools, but rather as a program to be used in conjunction with existing programing, and one which has yet to undergo field testing in various environments. The academy's past and future development is considered from a research, development, and dissemination perspective with relation to prototype development, dissemination, diffusion, replication, transportability and nurturance. The effectiveness of the prototype in the developmental setting has been determined and RBS will in the future continue to work with more user organizations towards its dissemination. This work entails its testing and adaptation on various environments, followed by necessary redevelopment. It also entails the testing of the program's diffusion strategy and assumptions, and the development of a change support system. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Career Guidance, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Individualized Programs, Information Dissemination, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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