ERIC Number: ED181224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Contribution of Diagnostic Test Data to Maturity in the Career-Decision-Making Process. Final Report.
A study was conducted to enhance the equal access and opportunity of Cherokee Indian youth to vocational education through the development and implementation of strategies designed to stimulate junior high school teachers to assume the responsibility of vocational counseling and guidance in the regular classroom curriculum. A second objective was to reduce sex role stereotyping in the counseling and guidance programs. Two adjacent counties of similar demographic composition in northeastern Oklahoma participated in the study. All eighth-grade students were administered "Planning Career Goals," an instrument that measures and correlates interests, information, and abilities related to occupations on a pre- and post-test design. The experimental schools had access to the test results, the control schools did not. Some schools within the experimental and control schools had designated building facilitators; some had access to incentive pay, some did not. The variable of the building facilitator was also analyzed in the treatment of the data. The results of the statistical analysis did not reveal any significant differences between the control and experimental populations. The short interval of time (nine months) may have affected the outcome. It was also concluded that the diagnostic information and the building facilitators did not significantly contribute to the growth in decision making of the 501 students in the study. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cherokee Education Center, Inc., Tahlequah, OK.
Identifiers: Cherokee Nation; Oklahoma