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ERIC Number: ED016268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 48
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Reference Count: 0
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CAREER SIMULATION FOR ADOLESCENT PUPILS. FINAL REPORT.
BARBULA, P.M.; ISAAC, STEPHEN W.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO ASSESS STUDENT ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT VOCATIONS AFTER PARTICIPATION IN A CAREER SIMULATION GAME AND TO DETERMINE ATTITUDINAL CHANGE TOWARD VOCATIONAL CONCEPTS. DATA WAS COLLECTED THROUGH A PRE-TEST AND A POST-TEST. A SAMPLE OF SIXTH- AND EIGHT-GRADE STUDENTS WAS DRAWN FOR THE TREATMENT AND THE CONTROL GROUPS. THE TREATMENT GROUPS PARTICIPATED IN THE CAREER SIMULATION GAME WHILE THE CONTROL GROUPS RECEIVED THE USUAL CURRICULUM PROGRAM. NO STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND BETWEEN THE GROUPS ON A 10-ITEM QUESTIONNAIRE ON VOCATIONAL INSIGHTFULNESS. A GENERAL TREND TO INCREASE HOURS OF STUDY ON THE POST-TESTS WAS EVIDENT FOR THE TREATMENT GROUPS, ALTHOUGH NO STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT PATTERNS WERE FOUND. THE NEGATIVE RESULTS MAY BE DUE TO INSENSITIVE INSTRUMENTATION. THE INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THAT FURTHER DEVELOPMENTAL WORK IS INDICATED TO EXPLORE SIMULATION AS A METHOD OF TEACHING CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES TO ADOLESCENTS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
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