ERIC Number: ED198271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-17
Reference Count: N/A
Experience Based Career Education: An Exemplary Program in Vocational Education. Final Report, September 1, 1976, to August 31, 1979.
An exemplary experience-based career education (EBCE) program model was developed and implemented in the Great Falls, Montana, public schools during the period September, l976, through August, 1979. The project met all expectations and exhibited national leadership. Program accomplishments included the following: (1) an executive intern program implemented; (2) new instructional units tested and integrated into the program; (3) statewide coordination with several agencies and CETA-funding established; (4) extensive curriculum material review program maintained; (5) related projects funded; (6) numerous community resource sites added; and (7) computer-based information support expanded and made fully operational. Conclusions derived from the three-year project are that experiential learning can accomodate the variance in student abilities in a public school setting; that traditional school curricula do not provide sufficient flexibility for full infusion of an EBCE model; that EBCE counseling functions must be improved; and that administrative support and systematic development are essential pre-conditions for achieving change in classroom procedures. For future EBCE projects, it was recommended that alternative solutions to problem areas such as counseling and transportation be explored; that the differences between career, vocational, and general education be narrowed; and that current career education programs be made more congruent with findings of national studies. (Sample learning activities are included.) (KC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Great Falls Public Schools, MT.