ERIC Number: ED156697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Career Education Projects, 1976-1977. Report #7829.
Chern, Hermine J.; And Others
Evaluations of thirty career education projects in the school district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are contained in this report. Fifteen of the projects concern classroom or shop instruction, six concern development and/or field testing of curriculum materials, and the remainder involve staff development, installation of shop equipment, job placement, guidance programs and a vocational education research project. Each evaluation includes a project description and history, project objectives as stated in the proposal, project implementation, evaluation questions, attainment of objectives, and conclusions and recommendations. Projects concerned with instruction cover a range of subjects including warehouse and office practices, transcription skills, distributive education, consumerism, restaurant practices, crafts, homemaking and factory work. Curriculum development projects reflect an emphasis on individualized instruction and involve business, distributive and cooperative education, home economics, career exploration and planning, and automotive shop. Three job placement projects were also evaluated, as well as three programs involving career awareness and pre-employment counseling. These projects included medical laboratory experiences at a local hospital and vocational guidance experiences in specially-equipped buses. Among project participants were disadvantaged, pregnant, othopedically and mentally handicapped students, as well as parents and staff members. Included also is the evaluation of a three-year project designed to develop a classroom model for adjusting curriculum, facilities and personnel in vocational training programs. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Education, Career Guidance, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Handicapped Students, Individualized Programs, Job Placement, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Urban Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Philadelphia School District PA