ERIC Number: ED193453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Bellevue's Experience-Based Career Education Program. Final Report.
Schulz, James G.
Instructional strategies, methods, and techniques of the National Institute of Education's Experience-Based Career Education Program (EBCE) can be successfully integrated into the existing high school program, as demonstrated by a project in the Bellevue, Washington, public schools. The two-and-one-half year project incorporated a career cluster approach, concentrating on the career exploration facet of EBCE as designed by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Bellevue's experience showed that success of the project rests on such essential elements as employment of a well-qualified community resource specialist who can acquire the cooperation of a wide range of businesses so students can have a choice of places to explore, and providing appropriate transportation to work sites for students. As a result of their experience, Bellevue project administrators recommended that EBCE could be strengthened by making it a part of the regular vocational program, and that funds for such a project could be spent more effectively by spreading them over a five-year period. Report of the third-party evaluation (attached) showed the project effective in reaching most of the major goals. The report includes occupational cluster packages that were developed during the project, course curriculum outline, lists of explorations by student and by cluster, community resources, community participation survey, career exploration guide, publicity, career education inventory, former student survey, and interview guide. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Resources, Coordinators, Curriculum Guides, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Occupational Clusters, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bellevue Public Schools, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington