ERIC Number: ED167747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Experience-Based Career Education. High School Level Demonstration Project. Interim Report. Second Year. (September 20, 1977 to September 30, 1978).
Greenville County School District, Greenville, SC.
The Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) program at J. L. Mann High School (Greenville, South Carolina) was designed to provide enrolled students with community-based career experiences and to make the career resource room a focal point for career education for all students and teachers in the school. An individualized course of instruction was also offered to EBCE students along with their community experiences. The 1977-78 school year was the first full operational year of the program. Formal pre- and post-testing was conducted in achievement, career concepts, and attitudes for three of EBCE groups (N = 87). Comparison data was gathered from non-EBCE students in the same high school and from another high school. Survey and interview data were gathered at various times throughout the year from students, parents, and community resource persons. Also, periodic observations were made of EBCE activities. Some of the evaluation findings were as follow: (1) improvements were made for the second year by expanding staff and facilities and developing additional job sites; (2) program dissemination was ahead of expectation; (3) English and mathematics performance on standardized tests indicated that EBCE students were performing as well as comparison students; (4) EBCE students showed significant growth in writing skills as a result of a focussed effort on writing ability; (5) the Career Maturity Index showed total battery superiority of EBCE students to comparison students; (6) there was some evidence of appropriate attitude development; and (7) a review of the guidance component by an outside guidance specialist yielded high ratings for the entire guidance program. (BM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Education, Employer Attitudes, Experiential Learning, Guidance Programs, Individualized Instruction, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Greenville County School District, Greenville, SC.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina