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ERIC Number: ED010641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROJECT NOTIFY--NEEDED OCCUPATIONAL TELEVISION INSTRUCTION FOR YOUTH.
BANCROFT, JOHN; LAWSON, WILLIAM H.
AN EVALUATION WAS MADE OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VIDEO TAPES AS A MEANS OF DISSEMINATING OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. AFTER CRITERIA FOR SELECTION WERE DETERMINED, SEVEN OCCUPATIONAL AREAS WERE CHOSEN FOR PRESENTATION BY VIDEO TAPE. THE TELEVISION PROGRAMS WERE DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY ENTRY LEVEL JOBS IN THE OCCUPATIONAL AREAS COVERED, WHICH WERE SECRETARIAL WORK, FOOD RETAILING, DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILING, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY, LODGING AND FOOD SERVICES, FINANCIAL INSTITUTION EMPLOYMENT, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. THE POPULATION OF THE STUDY CONSISTED OF 11TH- AND 12TH-GRADE STUDENTS IN EIGHT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM, A FOLLOWUP STUDY WAS CONDUCTED BY USE OF INVENTORY QUESTIONNAIRES. A MAJORITY OF THE STUDENTS HAD A VERY FAVORABLE REACTION TO THE TAPES, INDICATING THAT TELEVISION IN THE CLASSROOM IS AN EFFECTIVE MEDIUM FOR PROVIDING OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION. STUDENT EVALUATIONS GIVEN IN INTERVIEWS 2 MONTHS AFTER BROADCAST AGREED CLOSELY WITH EVALUATIONS MADE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING BROADCAST. IN THE ORDER OF AMOUNT OF HELP GIVEN, WITH "HIGH" LISTED FIRST, THE PROGRAMS WERE RANKED (1) THOSE THAT PRESENTED CLEAR DEVELOPMENT OF FACTS, (2) THOSE THAT ENCOURAGED STUDENTS TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL, AND (3) THOSE THAT MOTIVATED STUDENTS TO THINK ABOUT MATTERS SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO JOB PLANNING. PROGRAMS THAT ACQUAINTED STUDENTS WITH AVAILABLE JOB POSSIBILITIES WERE CONSIDERED BENEFICIAL, WITH MOST BENEFIT BEING GAINED BY DISADVANTAGED MINORITY STUDENTS. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: San Bernardino Valley Coll., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Bernardino)