ERIC Number: ED185292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Design, Development, and Evaluation of Career Education Materials for Adult Farmworkers with Limited English-Speaking Ability Who Return to Formal Education. Final Report, Volume I.
Atkinson, Donald R.
A project was conducted to design, develop, and evaluate the effectiveness of bilingual (Spanish and English) career education materials for adult farmworkers with limited English-speaking ability. A career education manual, a series of audio- and video-taped interviews with former farmworkers employed in various job cluster areas, and a curriculum guide incorporating the manual and taped interviews were developed and field-tested. Volunteer adult farmworkers attending one of two existing education programs were assigned to either a career education class (utilizing the above curriculum materials) or a waiting list control group. A pre-posttest control group experimental design was used to evaluate the impact of the course on each student's knowledge of career information, realistic career alternatives, educational and vocational aspirations/expectations, career maturity, and self-esteem. Results of field-testing at both sites indicated that the amount of career information obtained by the students in the career education course was significantly greater than the control group students. The career education course did not appear to have a similar positive effect on the other major dependent variables. The students, however, did indicate that they were very satisfied with the utility, helpfulness, clarity, and realism of the course. (Author/BM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Laborers, Bilingual Education, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Limited English Speaking, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Information, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Spanish Speaking, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara.
Note: For related documents see CE 024 589-590.