ERIC Number: ED178749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Extending Experience-Based Education: Some Issues and Considerations.
Rath, Susan Wong
This paper explores what is known and what is needed in the areas of (1) experiential learning and experiential education and (2) extending experience-based career education (EBCE) to groups not currently served by such a program. Following the introduction, the paper contains eight sections. Section 2 provides a discussion of what the experts are saying about youth and adults and about school and work. The third section reviews proposed solutions to the problems of young people and adults in school and at work and concludes that experiential learning is the common theme underlying the solutions. Problems identified by experiential learning advocates that have significance for experience-based education in general and for EBCE are presented in the fourth section. Sections 5 and 6 give working definitions of experiential learning and experiential education, identify possible areas for research, and present a model for blending research and development through the extension of EBCE. The seventh and eighth sections discuss extending EBCE to three populations (junior high gifted students, adults, and teachers in training) and present a process model for extending research and development on EBCE. Following the conclusion, sample research questions and an example of how the process model might work are appended. (LRA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: A chart in Appendix B will not reproduce well due to small print; For related documents see CE 023 176-179 and CE 023 181