ERIC Number: ED160802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Career Education in the Arts: The Arts Center, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.
The report evaluates a program designed to give talented and motivated high school students the basis for making career decisions in the arts by increasing the student's self-knowledge and knowledge about work in the arts. The evaluation is summative and measures the program's effectiveness in changing student and parent career awareness and attitudes about the arts. In the first of four sections, the program overview focuses on program origins, goals, objectives, staff and student participants, and major program activities. For example, under major program activities, two major courses are described: foundations for the arts and specialized training in a chosen area. Section 2 reviews procedures used in the student and parent surveys. For each survey, the questionnaire development, administration, and data analysis are explained. In section 3, survey results are presented. The reported overall finding is that students experienced little increased career awareness but very favorable attitudes toward the program. Copies of the survey instruments along with their results are included. The final section recommends changes in the student and parent components of the program. For instance, one recommendation is to intensify efforts to raise career awareness. (For a fuller description of the program see CE 017 746.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Attitude Change, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Education, Creative Activities, Cultural Opportunities, Gifted, Job Skills, Objectives, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Summative Evaluation, Talent, Talent Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Providence.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974
Note: For related documents see CE 017 746, ED 114 586, and ED 120 411