ERIC Number: ED162098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Career Development Program. Akron Public Schools, Akron, Ohio.
McBain, Susan L.; Topougis, Nicholas J.
This description of career education activities in Akron (Ohio) Public Schools was prepared as part of a study conducted to identify evaluated, exemplary career education activities which represent the best of the current career education programs and practices referred to in Public Law 93-380. (See CE 018 212 for the final report of this study.) This document describes one of the ten projects that were selected from among 250 projects submitted. It presents one locale's way of successfully implementing a career education activity, the results of which are educationally significant. Each of the ten projects are reported in a similar format, including the following descriptions: project overview; program development; materials and activities; parent and community involvement; staffing and management; costs; evidence of effectiveness; and conclusions. In this report of the Akron Public Schools Career Development Program, the ultimate goal is stated as follows: to increase students' self-awareness and self-esteem, knowledge of the world of work, and skills in decision making. The primary subjects are identified as primarily students in grades K-10, and the evaluation design is described as a posttest-only design using equal numbers of randomly selected program and non-program students. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Community Involvement, Decision Making Skills, Demonstration Programs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, School Community Relationship, Self Concept
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.; Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Akron Public Schools OH; Education Amendments 1974; Ohio (Akron)
Note: For related documents see CE 018 212-223 and CE 018 823