ERIC Number: ED109498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Experience-Based Career Education, Appalachia Educational Laboratory. Final Evaluation Report, September 30, 1974.
Hilderbrand, John A.; And Others
The first two sections of the final evaluation report of the Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) Program of the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc. (AEL), a community-based alternative curriculum for high school seniors, briefly describe the EBCE summative and formative evaluation designs and the student populations studied. Section 3 describes the summative evaluation results with respect to 15 hypotheses regarding program impact and effect, favorably comparing the EBCE students with the comparison students on cognitive skills development and gain in self-concept of cognitive skills. Section 4 describes the design, instrumentation, and testing procedures, and student populations of the formative evaluation; surveys the EBCE subsystems; and discusses seven ministudies which cover vrious aspects of the program. Section 5 presents nine case histories of EBCE students describing four students who substantially improved academically while enrolled in the program and six students who made specific career choices as a result of their program experience. The report concludes that the program successfully served as an alternative educational program, and that it was demonstrably individualized and personalized. Appendixes comprise 45 pages and include a bibliography of FY 73-74 EBCE evaluation reports, various testing instruments, and questionnaires. (JR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Case Studies, Educational Assessment, Educational Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Grade 12, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Summative Evaluation, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.