ERIC Number: ED159320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
[IOWAscript Project.] Final Report.
Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ankeny, IA.
The report describes the "IOWAscript" project (that extended from March 1971 through February 1974) to develop and disseminate occupational information as a tool for career decision making. Entry level occupations available in Iowa and not requiring a baccalaureate degree were researched with employers and public and private agencies. During the project first year, data on 205 occupations were developed, microfilmed on aperture cards, and distributed to eleven secondary schools for testing and evaluation. The next two years included elementary, postsecondary, and special groups users, in addition to secondary, with the total users at all locations estimated at 40,000. Inservice workshops and meetings for staff were held, a script written at sixth-grade reading level was microfilmed and distributed on aperture cards to accompany the occupational cards, and additional supportive materials were developed to help implement the project. Conclusions were that the occupational information is needed and will be used if available, that the microfilm method of presentation is very acceptable, and that a strong inservice component is needed. Most of the report consists of appended project materials. (MF)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Microforms, Occupational Information, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Scripts, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ankeny, IA.
Note: Not available in hard copy because of poor print quality