ERIC Number: ED183818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
University Based Career Education. Final Report, 1977-78.
Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.
A project was conducted to infuse and implement career education in a postsecondary setting based on the following objectives: (1) to demonstrate to faculty at the University of Maine at Orono the philosophy, concepts and practices of career education in post-secondary settings via a structured seminar series; (2) to develop twenty-six career education instructional units; (3) to develop a package of career education materials for training postsecondary education faculty; (4) to involve the business/industry community as consultants to the career education seminar and as reviewers of selected instructional units; and (5) to hold a regional career education conference for dissemination of project results (not held due to insufficient funding). A posttest-only-control-group design was utilized to investigate whether there were differences between the knowledge and attitudes of the participants. Three groups were tested: seminar participants, a self-study group, and a control group of non-participants. All three groups were favorably disposed toward career education but the difference was in intensity. The seminar participants had the highest mean scores on both the knowledge test and attitude survey. Overall, participants responded favorably to the conceptual model of the seminar sessions. The self-study group indicated a need for more interaction with others. The instructional units and training package were developed and reviewed. Several restraints were identified concerning the implementation of career education programs in university settings. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; Maine
Note: Some pages of the appendix materials will not reproduce well due to light and broken type. For related documents see ED 132 284, ED 138 786, ED 143 814, ED 166 365-366, and ED 167 706.