ERIC Number: ED059119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
National Assessment of Educational Progress. Objectives for Career and Occupational Development.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Two organizations experienced in test construction, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Science Research Associates (SRA) assumed, under contract, the responsibility for formulating statements of career and occupational development (COD) objectives acceptable to scholars, educators, and lay citizens. Development of the COD objectives involved five years of preparation. The difficulties of defining terms, determining the scope of the objectives, phrasing the statements of objectives, and the methods of research undertaken by each contractor are described in the report. The final version of the objectives was accepted by National Assessment in July of 1970. COD is unique in that the objectives of the area are not the educational goals of any one school subject; they do not belong to a single discipline. The area includes many of the general achievements that result from general education and from guidance and counseling. The five major objectives are: 1) to prepare for making career decisions; 2) to improve career and occupational capabilities; 3) to possess skills that are generally useful in the world of work; 4) to practice effective work habits; and, 5) to have positive attitudes about work. The major objectives are followed by subobjectives and further defined in terms of those objectives which should be attained by age 9, age 13, age 17, and (young) adult. The objectives will serve as the basis of exercises that will be administered at four age levels in 1972-73. (JMB) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Objectives); Procedures (Objectives Development).
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Cognitive Objectives, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Guidance Objectives, Guidelines, Individual Development, National Norms, Research Projects, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
National Assessment of Educational Progress, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($1.00; Quantity Discounts)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress