ERIC Number: ED185323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Work-Centered and Person-Centered Dimensions of Experiential Education: Implications for a Typology of Programs. Research and Development Series No. 197.
Miguel, Richard J.; And Others
The purpose of the first year's work of a two-year project was to identify education and work program characteristics that are indicators of the normative (work-centered) and personalistic (person-centered) dimensions of eighteen experiential education programs and to determine common characteristics and whether programs can be classified based on resulting data. Procedures included interviews with program participants, coordinators, and on-site workplace personnel. Twelve major indicators of program type, indicating normative and personalistic dimensions, were isolated: (1) program goals, (2) nature of career growth; (3) self-concept development; (4) role of program staff; (5) interpretation and internalization; (6) focus of learning activities in work settings; (7) diversity of work setting experiences; (8) duration of program experiences; (9) relationship of learners to ongoing work and workers; (10) method of supervision employed by resource person; (11) pay; and (12) academic credit. By calculating the proportional relationships of these dimensions, five program types were identified for the typology: normative; personalistic; and transactional: adaptive, reciprocal, and transitional. (Recommendations for the second year of the study and for further research are also given.) (MEK)
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Experiential Learning, Interviews, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Work Experience Programs
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Parts of this document in italic type may not reproduce well. For related documents see CE 024 779-781 and CE 025 119.