ERIC Number: ED164766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Career Education Program Newark, New Jersey. Annual Report, 1975-1976.
The Newark (New Jersey) career education program (K-12) was based on three components: elementary--career awareness; junior high--career exploration; and senior high--career guidance and placement. An external evaluation by Fred Streit Associates assessed the attainment of behavioral objectives specified for the program's components to utilize career education to increase student academic achievement and career information from data collected on reading and math achievement test scores, attendance, vocational choice, teacher perception of classroom behavior, and teacher opinion of program effectiveness. When the pre- and post-test scores of program students were compared to those of non-program students, the results were as follow: that program students showed increases in vocational area knowledge, improvement in locus of control scores, increases in career awareness, and improvement in ability to make realistic career choices. Attendance and math and reading achievement showed no improvement for participants. Program teachers perceived an improved difference in classroom behavior of participants; however, no control group or similar rating was done by non-program teachers in their classes. (Major activities of each component are described, with copies of sample activities appended.) (MF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Placement, Learning Motivation, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Newark Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; New Jersey (Newark)