ERIC Number: ED183925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Final Report for the Intensified Career Exploration Program.
McCauley, Lynne D.; Rusling, Diane E.
An intensified Career Exploration Program was evaluated through an analysis of the cognitive and affective learning resulting from ninth- and tenth-grade students' participation in the program. Designed to supplement the existing ninth- and tenth-grade components of the Ohio Career Development Program, this three-year program offered additional instruction and activities and provided opportunities for explorations into the community to 10% of tenth-grade students in six school districts: Akron, Boardman Local, Dayton City, Kirtland Local, Lorain City, and Minford Local. Design of the analysis of student learning involved administration of Revised Final Test--Grade 10 to students participating in both programs as well as non-program students at the end of the 1976-77 school year, pre-post administration of the same test to students participating in the programs in 1977-78, and post-administration of the test to only students in the intensified program in 1978-79. The seven developmental areas tested were self, employability and work adjustment, world of work, decision making, education and training, individual and enrivonment, and economics. Findings indicated that students in the intensified program displayed more career-related learning in each developmental area, particularly regarding cognitive (as apposed to affective) learning. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Ohio; Ohio Career Development Program