ERIC Number: ED166369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Experience-Based Career Education. Annual Interim Report.
Kerr, Sam W.
To help bridge the gap between school and employment, the Moore-Norman Area Vocational-Technical School District (Oklahoma) developed an experience-based career education (EBCE) program for high school juniors and seniors and out-of-school youth between sixteen and twenty-one years. Project objectives included the following: (1) to serve 150 youth in the EBCE program each year by the third year of operation (during the second year, reported here, a total of 114 youth were served); (2) to place each student under the supervision of a learning coordinator for counseling and experience-site placement; (3) to award credit to participants toward graduation; (4) to develop the capacity to train staff in other school districts who wish to implement EBCE; (5) to develop experience-sites in the community; and (6) to organize an EBCE advisory council. The school administration used a Management by Objectives system to internally evaluate project management and staff. A third-party evaluation team conducted the external evaluation. Participants were administered six sub-scales of the Career Maturity Inventory and the Rotter I-E Scale in a pre- posttest control group design. Even though pre-test data indicated that the two groups were not equivalent, analysis substantiated the pre-hypothesis that personal growth and locus of control were significantly affected by the EBCE experience. Students and parents rated the program favorably. Overall, the third-party evaluation team concluded that the project objectives were met and offered several recommendations for further development. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Locus of Control, Management by Objectives, Occupational Information, Out of School Youth, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Maturity Inventory; Oklahoma; Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale
Note: Report prepared by the Moore-Norman Area Vocational-Technical School Okla.; Best copy available