ERIC Number: ED206876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Making Experience Count in Vocational Education. A Guide to Help Vocational Educators Identify and Provide Recognition to Adult Women Who Have Vocationally-Relevant Life Experience Learning.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
This guide is intended to help vocational educators learn more about adult women's life experiences and the skills, knowledge, and abilities they develop through them. It also shows how to assess experiential learning to provide better career counseling and give academic credit or improved course placements. Chapter 1 overviews life experience learning, while chapter 2 describes typical life experiences of adult women. Chapter 3 describes methods and materials for accrediting life experience learning. In chapter 4 a process is outlined for vocational educator use in identifying and providing credit for life experience learning. Details of the process are provided in chapters 5-9. Chapter 5 focuses on analysis of the vocational education program and courses involving identifying skills, rating skills, and deciding credit-for-experience requirements. In chapter 6 is discussed planning assessment of vocational education skills. Chapter 7 focuses on recruitment. Chapter 8 explains screening applicants for experiential learning credit and the assessment. Monitoring and evaluating student performance are described in chapter 9. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the guide, include Project ACCESS Experience Description Summary form, a 12-step process for awarding credit for life experience learning, sample vocational education skill description materials, and prototype rating scales. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education and Employment (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.