ERIC Number: ED190796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Career Education Project, 1978-1979.
Edwards, Roger H.; Powells-Langford, Karla
An internal evaluation of the St. Louis Career Education model was indicated by an external evaluation, which revealed that some ingredients were lacking in the program despite fine inservice workshops. Major objectives of the program were to provide inservice training to administrators, facilitators, and elementary and secondary teachers and to provide for classroom infusion of career education concepts in reading, math, language, science, and social studies classes. Program activities included inservice training, program development in target schools, establishment of a Career Education Community Advisory Committee, and communication and publicity. Inservice was conducted through workshops and miniconferences. Participants in the inservice workshops completed two feedback forms to evaluate attitudinal changes and the workshops. A workshop focusing on utilization of community resources was found to have met its objectives. At a "wrap-up" workshop participants responded to questions concerning program or individual schools' successes and failures. Miniconferences held at a variety of institutions to explore community resources were evaluated as effective. Principals were also interviewed by telephone. Student activities included shadowing and career exploration. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include evaluation instruments and some responses, report forms, and parental/student information documents concerning shadowing.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Advisory Committees, Attitude Change, Career Education, Community Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Fused Curriculum, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interviews, Job Shadowing, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Community Relationship, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; Missouri (Saint Louis)
Note: Some appendixes will not reproduce well due to poor type and colored paper. For related documents see ED 163 226 and ED 167 775.