ERIC Number: ED181286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-12
Reference Count: N/A
Experience Based Career Education. Final Report.
Bagley, Roy; Hamlin, Morton
Replicating the Appalachia Educational Laboratory's (AEL) experience-based career education (EBCE) model, this project had as its objectives increasing students' basic, career awareness, and life skills; developing in students awareness of their abilities, interests, and aptitudes; developing positive student, parent, and community attitudes; developing an outreach plan, training center, and expertise to provide technical assistance; and evaluating EBCE effectiveness. Students used AEL's Student Program and Career Guides to assess academic and career needs before developing individualized education programs with their learning coordinator. The first-year evaluation addressed questions concerning academic achievement and career concept learning; student characteristics; student followup; student, parent, and community attitudes; impact on high schools; and dissemination results. A two-and-one-half-year study concluded that (1) EBCE students are mostly juniors and seniors, are equally divided between males and females, and vary in level of academic achievement; (2) EBCE and more traditional curriculum equally develop/maintain basic skills; (3) EBCE students are rated as more mature by themselves, parents, and learning coordinators and as better young workers by employers; and (4) benefits to students were realistic job and work experience, learning self-discipline, a chance to mature, learning to consider alternatives in planning, and good preparation and motivation for college. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Community Attitudes, Demonstration Programs, Diffusion, Experiential Learning, Followup Studies, Individualized Programs, Nontraditional Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine School Administrative District 51, Cumberland Center.