ERIC Number: ED234274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Learning in the Workplace: How Youth See Their Career Explorations. Ideas for Action in Education and Work, Issue 2.
Research on the effectiveness of career exploration as viewed by 1100 senior high school students involved in Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) projects in 16 states is reviewed. Results suggest that the learning potential of community experience can be improved in the following six ways: (1) offering challenging work; (2) selecting activities that foster student responsibility; (3) giving clear directions combined with freedom to explore; (4) offering hands-on learning; (5) providing opportunities to develop relationships with one or more individuals at worksites; and (6) counseling students about reactions to boring and repetitive tasks. A brief description of EBCE, identification of factors in the workplace detracting from quality learning, implications of the research findings as seen by employers and program staff, highlights from related studies, and ideas for new research are given. (JW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.