ERIC Number: ED190833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Project ACCENT. Final Report, 1979-1980.
Saint Joseph School, Trenton, NJ.
Project ACCENT (Ascertaining Critical Career Education Needs in Trenton) had three objectives: (1) to determine career awareness needs of students in grades 5-8 in the non-public, inner-city, Trenton (New Jersey) schools; (2) to involve students, parents, and faculties in the evaluation of the students' career awareness; and (3) to evaluate present career awareness activities in light of student, parent, and faculty aspirations and develop activities that could be implemented in the schools' teaching programs. The project director met with principals and faculties of pilot schools to discuss and review career activities. An informal faculty survey was taken; a student survey was developed and administered to 270 students; and surveys were sent to parents of participating children. Conclusions based on the collected data were that teachers were aware of the importance of career activities and expressed a need for activities to correlate with present curriculum, students showed a desire for basic knowledge that would prepare them for the world of work, and parent responses showed a deep concern for their children's future. Recommendations included research and evaluation of existing career programs, at least two career awareness days per year in each school, and further funding for program initiation and fulltime career awareness coordinators. (Correspondence and surveys are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Saint Joseph School, Trenton, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey (Trenton)