ERIC Number: ED163167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Project to Demonstrate Incremental Improvements in a K-12 Career Education Program through an Exemplary Model. Final Financial Status and Performance Report.
Northwestern Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5, Edinboro, PA.
A project was conducted based on the following three objectives: (1) demonstrate a regional plan for the implementation of an open entry-exit (flexible) career development program encompassing career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation; (2) expose each student to a range of career clusters within the context of his educational development and career development levels (awareness, exploration, and preparation); and (3) develop and implement a model computer resource, career-oriented curriculum for use at all grade levels (K-12). Two career education curriculum resource units were developed and four career education resource units were revised by K-12 classroom teachers during the 1975-76 project year. These resource units were keypunched and stored in a computer for retrieval as per teacher/student requests. Several inservice meetings were conducted for seventeen school districts throughout a three-county area in Northwestern Pennsylvania, and community interaction was increased. The evaluation plan was basically one of measuring the effectiveness of the K-12 Career Education Curriculum Model. (See CE 017 642 for the evaluation report.) In summary, the evaluators felt that, due to the limited amount of time during which the students were exposed to the project, the benefits of career education could not totally be assessed by the testing program. In general, responses from teachers and administrators to the materials, format, and methodology were favorable. (Author/BM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Occupational Clusters, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resource Units, Teacher Developed Materials, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5, Edinboro, PA.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; Pennsylvania
Note: For related documents see CE 017 642, ED 114 586, and ED 120 411