ERIC Number: ED181223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Team Approach to Develop and Implement an In-School Cluster Structure Designed for Occupational Exploration and Initial Job Preparation. Final Evaluation Report.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Three project teams, with three teachers, a counselor, and a school-community coordinator on each, developed sex-fair experience-based career education programs and activities for junior and senior high school students in three Arkansas schools. Team members visited community learning sites, offered orientation and exploratory courses to students, and a general cooperative education program. A multi-media center and two career exploration laboratories (one of which was mobile) were set up. Counseling and placement services were made available. Evaluative data, tabulated and discussed in the report, showed (1) little improvement in basic academic skills; (2) improvement in work habits and positive student attitudes toward work; (3) improvement in decision-making skills and career awareness; (4) greater awareness of post-high school educational opportunities; (5) greater gains in choices of non-stereotyped occupations by participants than non-participants; (6) positive employer response, which rated students very high on sixteen work characteristics; and (7) good placement and follow-up services for students. (The evaluation design summary chart is appended.) (CP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Exploration, Career Opportunities, Cooperative Education, Experiential Learning, Junior High School Students, Nontraditional Occupations, Prevocational Education, Program Effectiveness, Programs, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Student Attitudes, Students, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Experience Based Career Education
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light print