ERIC Number: ED185318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Off-Campus Experimential Learning for Women: A Model Program.
Lapine, Louise; Moore, Sandra Smith
Developed during an evaluation of the Alverno College (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Off Campus Experiential Learning (OCEL) program, this manual provides suggestions for (1) designing experiential learning programs integrating academic and off-campus work experiences for postsecondary women students and evaluating existing experiential learning activities. Part 1, Introduction to Experiential Learning, contains three chapters: The Growth of Experiential Learning Programs; Program Elements, which includes philosophy, prototypes, program development, and implementation considerations; and Alverno's Program, which overviews OCEL. Part 2, The Study, details the OCEL evaluation which intended to describe the effects of program implementation on students and faculty, describe faculty and student goals and relate goal satisfaction to program variables, and assess impact on career orientation, commitment, and patterns of graduates. (Data are based on interviews with participating and control students and involved faculty.) The four chapters of part 2 are Program Implementation, Goals and Outcomes, Impact, and Findings and Recommendations. These findings include the following: certain departments use the program more; there is general discontent with placement and work activity validity; and the program is more successful in meeting students' goals (job exploration and skill testing) than the faculty's (practical application of theory and skill testing). Appendixes, amounting to one-half of the manual, include study methodology, interviews, and evaluation data. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adult Education, Career Choice, Careers, College Faculty, College Programs, College Students, Experiential Learning, Extension Education, Females, Field Experience Programs, Goal Orientation, Integrated Activities, Interviews, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Student Educational Objectives, Student Placement, Work Experience
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Alverno Research Center on Women, Milwaukee, WI.