ERIC Number: ED044722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Two Methods of Providing Information to Ninth Grade Students About the World of Work.
Sturges, Jack C.; And Others
During the 1967-1968 academic year an experimental program of classroom instruction in vocational information and career selection was introduced in selected secondary schools. Data were obtained by testing students in the experimental and control groups by administering pre and posttest instruments which focused on four major areas: (1) knowledge concerning occupations and related information; (2) level of occupational aspiration; (3) perceptions of the degree of importance of certain job factors; and (4) student attitudes toward work, self, and education. Analysis of the data revealed that no significant differences in knowledge existed between the experimental and control groups. However, the fact that the experimental group performed equally well on a textbook oriented test suggests that the field experience compensated for the lack of study time normally devoted to study of the textbook. Career aspirations of students in both groups were higher following the treatment. (Author/KJ)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Employment, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Information, Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Jack C. Sturges, Educational Systems Development Corporation, P. O. Box 4233, New Orleans, Louisiana
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.; Greater New Orleans Voluntary Equal Employment Council, Louisiana.
Authoring Institution: Educational Systems Development Corp., New Orleans, LA.