ERIC Number: ED181209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-21
Reference Count: N/A
ExCEL, Exploring Careers through Experiential Learning: Year Three Evaluation Report.
Buttram, Joan L.
Career development, life skills, and basic skills were important emphases in the experience-based career education program installed at two Virginia high schools. The program, call ExCEL (Exploring Careers through Experiential Learning), aimed to provide student experience in community learning sites and to integrate this with acquisition of cognitive, interpersonal, and affective skills gained through participation in a series of planned activities. Efforts were made to tailor the program to meet individual student needs and interests and to minimize sex-role stereotyping on the part of staff or students. Program process objectives were met at each site and two areas of program impact were examined--student outcomes (ajudged in comparison with nonparticipating control groups) and participant-perceived effects. There were positive, significant changes in student attitudes, although there was little gain seen in the areas of basic and life skills. Participants and staff found the program beneficial. (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Prince William County School Board, Manassas, VA.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.