ERIC Number: ED167696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Status of Career Education in the State of Michigan. An Evaluation of Current State, Regional, and Local Efforts in Career Education.
Brickell, Henry M.; And Others
The Michigan Department of Education developed an operational model for career education which combined the elements of individual career development with career preparation accomplished through academic, vocational, and technical education programs. A third-party evaluation was conducted to determine to what extent the operational model has been designed, developed, and disseminated throughout the state and to what extent this model is viable. Survey instruments were administered to the following populations: (1) a randomly drawn sample of 60 of the 525 local school districts in the state; (2) a selected sample of 98 school districts now active in career education; (3) all 49 career education planning districts; and (4) a majority of the 8 colleges and universities in the career education consortium. The third-party evaluator found that the general conceptual model was comprehensive in scope and extremely ambitious in the degree of change it envisioned in educational programs throughout the state. A substantial set of products was developed to put the conceptual model in operational form. An administrative network was also developed to disseminate the model, but the data indicate that the dissemination process is still in its early stages. Finally, the viability of the model rests on the degree to which personnel in the educational system change their roles and work together to make the model operational. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Information Dissemination, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to light print in the original document