ERIC Number: ED221666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Education and Employability Skills: Some Initial Findings from Experiential Learning Programs for Economically Disadvantaged Youth.
This guide, based on experiences in five Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA) programs, is designed to show teachers, school administrators, job training and placement personnel and others how the experiential learning techniques of Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) are being successfully adapted to meet the needs of programs for both in-school and out-of-school disadvantaged youth. To help schools design and operate more effective youth employability programs through the use of EBCE strategies, the guide has four main purposes: (1) to identify and define some major issues that influence program success; (2) to share some ideas from around the country; (3) to alert readers to some potential problems; and (4) to offer some suggestions and potential solutions. The first section of the guide describes five projects with EBCE and Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) connections. Based on these 5 projects, 13 issues are identified and explored in the second section of the report. These issues are collaboration, career awareness, job exploration, sex-role stereotyping, career development plans, academic credit, community involvement, survival skills, employer recruitment and development, student recruitment, staffing, staff development, and increasing institutional commitment. Each issue is defined; what is being done in the various projects is described; and what has been learned, including barriers and recommendations, are provided. The appendix contains information and forms for use in EBCE programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Experiential Learning, Federal Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Stereotypes, Staff Development, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act