ERIC Number: ED192005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Career Guidance Curriculum for Ninth Grade Students Enrolled in the Cape May County Career Center. Final Report. Project Duration: July 16, 1979, to June 30, 1980.
Sixteen instructors who teach the ninth grade career cluster programs at the Cape May County Career Center produced learning activity packets which would constitute the required career exploration and decision-making activities for ninth graders. At a forty-hour workshop conducted during the summer of 1979 they developed fifteen separate but related learning activities for each of eight career cluster programs to be offered at the County Ninth and Tenth Grade Career Center during 1979-80. (The activity learning packets are available separately as CE 026 154-155). On a pre- and post-workshop self-study 85% of the instructors also rated their abilities in curriculum development as "improved significantly." Pre- and post-course evaluations conducted after institution of the learning activity packets demonstrated students' increased career awareness. Eighty percent of the students were able to name at least ten jobs within each occupational cluster. Students also showed a 98% increase in evaluation of themselves as decision-makers by describing the specific steps which resulted in their course selection for grade 10. At the conclusion of the students' tenth-grade year in 1980 rate of reduction in drops and transfers will be assessed. Dissemination activities and strategies to eliminate sex bias and sex role stereotyping were also part of the project. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Grade 9, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Occupational Clusters, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in paper copy due to thin, light type. For related documents see CE 026 154-155.