ERIC Number: ED160784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-25
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the South Dakota Career Education Project. A Technical Report.
Gullickson, Arlen R.; Wick, James H.
The major objective of the South Dakota Career Education Project was to provide a program of in-service education and curriculum enrichment for the staffs and students of ten demonstration school systems. An external evaluation of the project was conducted based primarily on personal interviews and the perusal of materials developed as a part of the project. The project, as portrayed through the interviews, revealed a great deal of activity without much direction. There were numerous discrepancies with the project proposal which may be attributed to its beginning in mid-year of a one-year proposal. Most emphasis was given to the preparation of units, while relatively little emphasis was given to the preparation of career education programs or the establishment of career education priorities in the schools. Guidelines were formulated for the development of units, but no procedures were devised for assessing the units. In general, the assignment, coordination, and supervision of project staff and evaluation procedures seemed less than adequate. Two major recommendations were made: project management must be strengthened and project direction must be clarified. Two significant assets were indicated: a valuable collection of career education materials were purchased/obtained, and a very cordial working relationship existed among most of the participant schools and colleges. (A companion document presents the project performance report and an annotated bibliography of curriculum materials.) (BM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Community Support, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Decision Making Skills, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. Educational Research and Service Center.; South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; South Dakota
Note: Appendix C was removed prior to printing because of poor reproducibility; For related documents see CE 017 644, ED 114 586, and ED 120 411