ERIC Number: ED199393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
San Antonio Experience Based Career Education Demonstration Project. Final Narrative Performance Report, September 15, 1976-August 31, 1979.
Lafferty, Bill R.
The San Antonio Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) project was evaluated by a third party for its three years of operation. The project was designed to assist youth in making a successful transition to adulthood through community-based and learning center experiences, and was implemented by the Harlandale and San Antonio school districts. Learning resources consisted of those in the learning center and those provided at community sites, with about 100 students participating each year. Both process and outcome of the project were evaluated. The process evaluation reviewed and assessed personnel, learning center, community sites, students, learning plans, learning activities, and student records through three intensive site visits. The program was found to be conducted in an appropriate manner; some difficulties were noted in establishing experimental and control groups for the evaluation and having students meet all EBCE model requirements. The outcome evaluation used experimental and control groups of unknown equivalence and a set of instruments measuring relevant variables in career, basic, and life skills in a pretest-posttest design. Program efficacy was not confirmed in the career or life skills area, and mixed results were obtained for basic skills. Survey results from students, parents, and employers offered strong testimony regarding program quality and value. Recommendations were offered for project records and program refinement. (This report includes three major sections: narrative report of the three-year program, third-party evaluation, and appended project materials.) (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Competence, Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Individualized Instruction, Learning Centers (Classroom), Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 20, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (San Antonio)