ERIC Number: ED167701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
DeSoto County District Plan for Career Education Development Program. Final Performance Report, January 1 through June 30, 1976.
Pelletti, John C.; Dale, John R.
An evaluation of the DeSoto County, Florida Career Education Project was conducted to determine the effectiveness of career education activities in grades K-12. Project goals emphasized at the elementary level were self-awareness, attitudes/appreciations, and career awareness. Career awareness and attitudes/appreciations were emphasized at the middle school level; and career awareness, economic awareness, dicision-making, and employability skills were emphasized at the secondary level. At each grade level a post-test only, experimental/control group analysis was made based on results from the following instruments: Minnesota Cognitive Questionnaire for Career Education (K-5); Piers-Harris Children's Self Concept Scale (K-5); and The Assessment of Career Development (6-12). The second grade experimental group scored significantly higher than their control group on the self-concept scale. The eighth grade experimental group scored significantly higher than their control group on career planning involvement, but significantly lower on career planning knowledge and occupational characteristics. No significant differences were found between group means (K-12) on a measure of cognitive achievement and on all other comparisons. Instructional and guidance staff participated in workshops on career education concepts, implementation methods, group-guidance techniques, career education skills, and occupational resources. Workshop evaluations ranged from average to excellent; however, at the end of the year implementation had barely begun. Elementary teachers appeared to have made the most progress. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Decision Making Skills, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Test Results, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: DeSoto County Board of Public Instruction, Arcadia, FL.
Identifiers: Assessment of Career Development; DeSoto County FL; Education Amendments 1974; Florida; Minnesota Cognitive Questionnaire Career Education; Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale
Note: Not available in hard copy due to light and broken type in the original document; Pages 25-31 removed because they contained confidential information