ERIC Number: ED173532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Linking the Programs of Scouting and the Schools for the Advancement of Career Education. Final Report.
Banathy, Bela H.; And Others
Conducted at the request of the Boy Scouts of America and part of a larger project funded by the U. S. Office of Education to assess the place of career education in the total Scouting program, a study explored ways to strengthen collaboration between Scouting and schools for the purpose of improving and extending the career education programs of both agencies. The career education linkage project consisted of six stages: (1) research and analysis on the problem area of formal/nonformal educational agency linkages; (2) design of a project model; (3) development of a pilot program for middle school and high school age groups; (4) implementation over a six-week period; (5) evaluation of project outcomes; and (6) forward planning and reporting. During the design, development, and implementation stages, project staff produced three documents (all of which are published in this document): two study reports analyzing the career education content of Scouting programs and offering recommendations, and a procedural guide (entitled Career Seminar Resource Packet) for organizing and conducting career seminar programs in high schools. In general, project findings indicated that benefits can be obtained through linkage arrangements between schools and Scouting. The schools dicovered that a wealth of career-relevant information can be obtained from Scouting literature. Areas were recommended for future Scouting linkage and/or career education efforts. (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boy Scouts of America, New Brunswick, NJ.; Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974