ERIC Number: ED164767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Board of Education of Baltimore County Career Education Project: Creating New Groups of Human Resources for Career Education through Strengthening Linkages within and among Schools.
Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.
The major goal of the Baltimore County (Maryland) career education project (1975-76) was to strengthen the career education programs in fifteen schools, grouped into five clusters, through leadership training programs and through the development of linkages within and among schools and between the schools and the community. Each of the five clusters included one senior high school, one of its feeder junior high schools, and a feeder elementary school. A corps of leaders (cluster council) in each of the fifteen schools was created to carry out the objectives of the project. The major product of the one-year effort was the development of an implementation and linkage guide for school staffs. In assessing project effectiveness, the evaluator concluded that (1) the majority of the fifteen participating schools had created school leaders in career education; (2) institutes conducted for school staffs by three industries were considered very effective; (3) mini-resource centers of career education materials were established well throughout the project schools; and (4) a well designed, comprehensive guide for infusing career education through cluster councils was developed. The one objective not fully met was providing opportunities for school staffs to articulate with their feeder schools. Overall, the evaluator concluded that the project enhanced career education efforts throughout the system. The fifteen cluster councils were involved with 397 teachers who infused career education concepts and ideas to more than 10,000 students. (MF)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Leadership Training, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Resource Centers, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Baltimore County Board of Education, Towson, MD.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; Maryland (Baltimore County)