ERIC Number: ED183722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of CSRA CESA Project for Incremental Improvement in Career Education, 1976-1979.
Bartos, Robert B.; Smith, Lyle R.
Central Savannah River Area Cooperative Educational Services Agency (CSRA CESA) implemented a career education project for grades K-12 in the Columbia County School System to develop a replicable model for incremental improvements. The major emphasis was the infusion of career education activities into the teaching of basic skills. Program activities involved establishing career education resource centers in the libraries, providing professional materials for teacher use, developing a teacher advisor system for career guidance, and implementing a mini experience-based career education program. A draft set of career education activity handbooks was also developed for each grade or subject area. A longitudinal evaluation used these materials: Program of Exploration in Career Education Knowledge Test (PECE). Self Observation Scales (SOS), Senior High Assessment of Reading Performance (SHARP), Criterion Reference Testing on Career Development (CRT), and teacher questionnaire. PECE and CRT scores showed gradual improvement. SOS results were difficult to interpret since an alternate form was administered in the second year. Scores generally increased except for those for school affiliation. SHARP was administered only in 1979 and only interschool comparisons were made. Responses on the teacher survey which were similar to previous responses showed positive teacher attitudes toward career education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Elementary Secondary Education, Fused Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, Integrated Activities, Longitudinal Studies, Minicourses, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Improvement, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central Savannah River Area Cooperative Educational Services Agency, Thomson, GA.
Identifiers: Experience Based Career Education; Georgia