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.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT A meta-analysis of 80 third-party evaluations (all that were conducted) of Experience-Based Career Education programs shows that in the large majority of programs: (1) EBCE
students made large gains not only in career skills and life attitudes but also in academic skills; (2) EBCE
students gained more than students in the typical high school curriculum; (3) students made greater gains in programs with high fidelity to the developers' models, but findings were positive even in low-fidelity programs; and (4) contrary to some predictions, students at all socioeconomic levels from all types of residential areas profited from their EBCE