ERIC Number: ED166398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Career Education Project, 1976-77. Executive Summary. [Final Report].
Ryan, Charles W.; And Others
A project was conducted to (1) demonstrate comprehensive career education in grades K-12 of the Bangor, Maine, public school system and (2) demonstrate to teacher educators at Husson College and the University of Maine the concepts, philosophy, and methods of comprehensive career education. (See CE 019 623 for the performance report.) Based on the project's final evaluation, the following general conclusions were drawn: increases in career education knowledge can be attained via planned inservice training programs; materials for inservice training must be appropriate for public school and postsecondary personnel (materials for the latter are not readily available); and local site idiosyncrasies, distant communication problems, and overcommitment by the testing organization may be a hindrance to local staff. Some of the findings concerning the activities in the Bangor public schools include the following: test scores indicated that students who attend career education-infused courses demonstrated greater gains in self-concept, career maturity, and improved attitude toward school; teachers produced acceptable career education-infused curriculum units after training; and inservice training must be planned, sequential, and evaluated if impact on school curriculum is to occur. Some of the findings concerning university-based activities are as follow: seminar content should be based on carefully designed conceptual models if they are to be accepted by postsecondary staff; university/college role in career education is open to varying interpretation; and university/college-based professionals were not enthusiastic about visits to public schools to observe career education in action. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Fused Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Teacher Education, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Bangor Public Schools ME; Education Amendments 1974; Maine
Note: Certain pages throughout the appendixes will not reproduce well due to light and broken type. For related documents see ED 132 284, ED 138 786, ED 143 814, and CE 017 623