ERIC Number: ED199509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Experience-Based Career Education Demonstration Project. Final Program Performance Report, July 1, 1977-June 30, 1980.
Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11, Anoka, Minn.
An experience-based career education (EBCE) program in the Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11 in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, was designed to aid students in making career decisions by the use of academic and out-of-school learning experiences. The program involved a cross-section of high school juniors from three district high schools. Students participated in individual learning experiences which were coordinated by an EBCE staff member. These experiences included placement in the business, industrial, and service agencies of the community. The project involved 115 cooperating sites and over 225 resource persons. A third-party evaluation of the demonstration project, entailing six parts (preassessment of students, survey of current students, survey of EBCE parents, survey of resource persons, survey of former students, and postassessment of students) was conducted. The evaluation identified the EBCE program as a strong, viable alternative school plan. Both current and former students and parents were extremely positive about the program. Recommendations involved coordination among the three schools, further study of EBCE student basic skill development, and providing resource persons with site evaluations by staff and students. (MN)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Education, Community Resources, Demonstration Programs, Experiential Learning, Graduates, Models, Parent Attitudes, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Resource Staff, School Business Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11, Anoka, Minn.