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ERIC Number: ED239801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Choices for Migrant Youth. Ideas for Action in Education and Work.
Hamar, Rosalind; Hunter, Andrea
The Experience Based Career Education (EBCE) program of career and vocational development is designed to help high school-age migrant students stay in school, plan appropriate classes, and make realistic educational and employment choices. Developed by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, EBCE is a highly individualized, fully credentialed educational experience which combines basic skills and educational requirements with career development and community based work-experience programs. EBCE increases students' growth in academic achievement, social development, career knowledge, independence, and employability by providing the opportunity for them to try out adult work in a variety of settings and to complete structured and documented work experiences. EBCE can be a partial or complete curriculum and can involve the strategies of career exploration, career seminars, individualized learning projects, life survival skills, career journals, and learning levels. Prior to implementing EBCE, districts should resolve the issues of flexible academic credit, coordination with paid work-experience programs, district-wide involvement, collaborative planning, migrant parent involvement, recruitment of local businesses, transportation, insurance, and collaboration with other national migrant programs such as the Migrant Student Record Transfer System. Profiles of EBCE students and an EBCE program in Woodburn, Oregon and a list of resources and references are included. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Development, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Community Education, Cooperation, Credits, Daily Living Skills, Dropout Prevention, Experiential Learning, High School Students, Individualized Education Programs, Interstate Programs, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Models, Nontraditional Education, Profiles, School Business Relationship, School Counselors, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.