ERIC Number: ED191985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-29
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing Capability for Statewide Implementation of the Experience-Based Career Education Program. Final Report.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The essential elements of the Texas Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) network are described and examined to determine where Texas is in terms of institutionalizing EBCE. First described are the identification of incentives for both institutional and individual participation in the statewide effort and the plans to communicate knowledge about EBCE at three levels: state, regional, and local. Network functions of the Texas Education Agency, the education service centers, and Project CITE (Coordinating Information for Texas Educators) are each outlined. It is emphasized that the development of a cadre of EBCE trainers who transfer technical asistance from the regional educational laboratories to local education agencies (LEAs) is the most important component of the implementation plan. Their role and skills acquired for it are described: advocate EBCE as viable program, broker the concept through awareness presentations, provide program analysis and planning services, train others in the EBCE process, and evaluate student and district outcomes. Other elements of the network covered include coordination (through the diffusion project director, advisory groups, and Project CITE), the reduction or elimination of barriers to implementation, the demonstration cites, and evaluation of the diffusion project (through third-party reports and director's observation). Present status is assessed establishing a mobile, highly skilled cadre of trainers in three of the four EBCE models; with regard to institutionalization, the ground work is done but evidence of success is not all in. (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas