ERIC Number: ED203192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Policy and Local Effects: The Implementation and Institutionalization of Experience-Based Career Education. EBCE Final Report, Volume II.
DeSanctis, John E.; Stix, Susan A.
This document considers the impact of federal policy in the dissemination and implementation of one government-sponsored school improvement program. It reports a study of Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE), a high school work-and-school program developed under the auspices of the National Institute of Education (NIE). The report begins (chapters 2-5) by describing the various strategies designed by the NIE to implement the program in schools across the nation, including (1) development and dissemination of EBCE by four regional labs, (2) training and technical assistance provided to local program participants, (3) federal funding of local programs, and (4) state capacity-building strategy. The influence of each strategy on local implementation and institutionalization activities is considered. Chapter 6 then discusses the institutionalization phase of EBCE. Concerns include the extent to which EBCE programs continued after federal assistance came to an end and the effect of program continuation on local educational systems. Chapter 7 considers the possibility of broader effects of federal policy and the implications of these findings for reconsidering notions of federal influence on local practice. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huron Inst., Cambridge, MA.