ERIC Number: ED182416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Project CASE. Career Aspiration and Self Congruence in the Education of Puerto Rican Youth. Meeting the Vocational Education Needs of Special Populations.
Hartford Public Schools, CT.
A study was conducted to assess the career aspiration and self-congruence of Puerto Rican Youth, as well as to develop a pilot curriculum designed to increase these students' awareness of the world of work. A pre-post control group design was used. All students involved in the research were seventh- and eighth-graders in the Bilingual Cluster at Quirk Middle School of Hartford Public Schools (Connecticut). None of the students had previously been exposed to a career awareness/exploration program. The experimental students were exposed to three career-related and career-infused lessons per day for a six-week period while the control group students were not. There were fifty-two students in the experimental group and thirty-seven in the control group. The Pier-Harris Test and the Comprehensive Career Assessment Scale were administered to all students in the classrooms by their teacher. Although mean scores were higher in the experimental group than in the control group, they were not significantly higher. It was suggested that had the program been used for an entire school year the increases might have reached a level of significance. Although the results were not significant, the students' scores in the academic areas improved as a result of this program. (A major portion of this document contains appended materials, among which is a copy of the program curriculum.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut (Hartford)
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