ERIC Number: ED194709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Experienced Based Career Education. Hamilton High School, Memphis, Tennessee. Final Evaluation Report, September 1976, to September 12, 1979.
Miller, Melvin D.; Wilkins, Sandra
A third-party evaluation was designed to document the processes undertaken to implement a Memphis, Tennessee, experience-based career education (EBCE) program. It also intended to assess project effects on student outcomes. Evaluation included pre- and post-testing of a control group and experimental group of tenth grade students enrolled in the Career Orientation Component (Career Exploration) and surveys of parents and community participants. Measures used included Demographic Data Questionnaire, Career Maturity Inventory (CMI), Bem Sex Role Inventory, and Placement Readiness Scale. Students involved in the second program component, Career Specialization (indepth exposure to a single group of occupations), were also post-tested. As a result of exposure to the program, EBCE students' scores on the Knowing Yourself CMI sub-scale increased significantly and students held positive opinions about their EBCE experiences. Specialization students felt they could successfully choose a job title for further exploration, write a letter of application and arrange for a job interview, and evaluate personal skills and abilities in relation to the job market. Community groups felt the program improved students' learning about careers but not about general learning. Parents held overall positive opinions. (Appendixes include additional information on faculty opinions, program dissemination, student progress, and final program performance report.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Memphis City School System, TN.
Identifiers: Experience Based Career Education; Tennessee (Memphis)