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ERIC Number: ED108044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 11
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The Facilitation of Change: An Administrator's Dilemma.
Tarino, Charles A.
The purpose of this paper is to describe a strategy that facilitates the introduction of a large-scale innovation into public school settings. The principal focus is the new administrative role as it functions in this process. The context is the Experience-Based Career Education model (Academy for Career Education) designed and implemented by Research for Better Schools, Inc. (RBS). Experience-based career education exposes the student to a variety of content, methodologies and viewpoints relating the diversity of options and alternatives of the social-economic scene. More importantly, the program invites the student to confront these issues through self-study, observation and on-site experiences. The RBS model consists of three components: (1) basic skills; (2) student-economic-sector interactions; and (3) guidance and counseling. Academic skills and proficiencies are promoted through explication of their relationship to, and utility in, the world of work. Implementation of the program requires that the school leadership recognize and accept the need for change. RBS has developed a technology related to the definition, design, implementation and dissemination of experience-based career education. This technology stresses collaboration among RBS-intermediate units and/or county units or public school districts. The three-year study is currently in the replication stage, having been implemented initially in the Philadelphia schools. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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