ERIC Number: ED163171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Regional Coordination and Support Program for Career Development. Final Project Performance Report.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Vocational-Technical Education Service.
To provide coordination and technical assistance through a regional approach to local Michigan school districts, a career education implementation project was conducted based on the following nine sub-goals: (1-2) the development and infusion of career education activities into the existing curriculum by teachers and counselors; (3) staff participation in inservice programs; (4) development and implementation of community-involvement strategies; (5) utilization of needs assessment and goal-setting processes; (6) development of a sequential K-Adult curriculum plan; (7) development of an occupational information system; (8) development of an evaluation plan; and (9) facilitation through model planning efforts and supportive planning inservice. Based on these sub-goals, thirty-five objectives were identified. Seven Michigan career education planning districts participated in the project. Each planning district was responsible for at least one objective in each of three sub-goal areas. It was found that 78% of the objectives were successfully accomplished and that many planning districts were providing more services than required. Although achievement testing was included in the evaluation plan, the achievement related to career education required the development and use of criterion-referenced tests, which were generally open-ended type items. This did not permit the usual statistical analyses and comparisons; however, results indicated that both the experimental and control groups improved in achievement. (A career education planning district manual is appended.) (BM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Career Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Fused Curriculum, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Program Improvement, Regional Planning, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Vocational-Technical Education Service.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; Michigan
Note: Not available in hard copy due to faint print in original document; For related documents see ED 114 586 and ED 120 411