ERIC Number: ED174803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Inside Experience-Based Career Education. Personal Reactions to Non-Traditional Learning.
McClure, Larry, Ed.
Based on the personal experiences of individuals familiar with the day-to-day operation of experience-based career education (EBCE) in several states, the essays in this monograph are presented under three headings: (1) deciding to offer an option, (2) gathering community support, and (3) building an institutional framework. Part 1 includes articles by a school superintendent dealing with EBCE as a part of the educational mainstream, a school board member who describes EBCE as a part of general education, and an assistant school superintendent who discusses EBCE as a next step for schools to take in making education a comprehensive experience. Part 2 presents articles written by a labor leader who sees EBCE as a way to help young people understand the contributions of labor, a business manager who believes EBCE will pay off in terms of contributions to industry and society through better prepared and more satisfied job-holders, and a mother who discusses the impact of EBCE on her child. The third section includes articles written by a county career education coordinator who discusses blending EBCE into the school district program; a high school principal who discusses contributions of EBCE to the students, faculty, parents, and community; an EBCE staff member who discusses converting traditional teachers to EBCE; and an EBCE learning coordinator who describes daily tasks of an EBCE coordinator. (LRA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Cooperation, Community Support, Employer Attitudes, Essays, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Job Satisfaction, Opinions, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Experience, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.