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ERIC Number: ED020554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-20
Pages: 136
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Reference Count: 0
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TRIAL AND TESTING OF AN EXPERIMENTAL GUIDANCE CURRICULUM. FINAL REPORT.
SHERMAN, VIVIAN S.
INNOVATIVE VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE CURRICULUM MATERIALS WERE DESIGNED TO INCREASE SELF-UNDERSTANDING AND MOTIVATION RELATIVE TO CAREER EXPLORATION AND PLANNING. THESE MATERIALS STEMMED ORIGINALLY FROM A SURVEY OF ATTITUDES AND PLANNING RELATIVE TO CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN THE PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE RESEARCH DATA WAS USED AS CURRICULUM CONTENT, FOCUSING UPON THE SELF AS A CRUCIAL VARIABLE IN CAREER MOTIVATION. DETAILED BACKGROUND ON THE MATERIAL IS GIVEN IN SECTION I. SECTION II DESCRIBES THE SETTING, DESIGN, METHODS EMPLOYED FOR TEACHER ORIENTATION, INSTRUMENTS, SCORING PROCEDURES, RATER RELIABILITY FOR HANDLING SUBJECTIVE DATA, TESTING PROCEDURES AND PROBLEMS, AND METHOD OF ANALYSIS. THOUGH SOME STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT RESULTS EMERGED AS EVIDENCE THAT THE CURRICULUM EXPERIENCE DID HAVE SOME DESIRED EFFECTS, CERTAIN LIMITATIONS LEAD TO THE CONCLUSION THAT, IN EFFECT, THE MATERIALS IN THEIR PRESENT FORM HAVE NOT BEEN ADEQUATELY TESTED. OTHER FINDINGS, SUCH AS SEX DIFFERENCES AND SOME GRADE INTERACTIONS, TENDED TO SUGGEST DIRECTIONS FOR CURRICULUM INNOVATION, EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES, AND FURTHER RESEARCH. THESE ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL IN CONNECTION WITH EACH SIGNIFICANT VARIABLE IN SECTION III. SECTION IV INCLUDES A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE STATISTICAL RESULTS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION OF THE INSTRUMENTS USED, AND GENERAL RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS. (AUTHOR/CG)
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Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
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