ERIC Number: ED182519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Career Education and Basic Education.
Collins, Owen, Ed.
To provide a reliable correlation of how the "basics" are strengthened by implementing career education units, concepts, and/or skills into existing curricula, the Career Education Project of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative studied the achievement of career education and non-career education students in reading, mathematics, and effective written and oral communications. The California Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills were used to pre- and post-test the reading, language, arithmetic, and study skills of control groups of third-, fifth-, and tenth-grade students; the study skills scores were omitted from the study. Implementation guidelines were distributed for use in the orientation of participating schools and teachers. Teachers were to teach one unit per semester which emphasized the teaching of the basics and seven of thirteen suggested principles of career education. Some examples of the career education treatment and emphasis were "The Telephone," a third-grade unit using free materials from a telephone company; fifth-grade marine science, a unit for which a bibliography was developed and a spelling match conducted; and a tenth-grade unit on career education in algebra II and another entitled "English and the World of Work." (The material is presented in a question-and-answer format. An appendix gives the results of an analysis of the academic achievement data.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, Hazard.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to colored paper