ERIC Number: ED195663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-26
Reference Count: 0
Grand Island Public Schools--Career Explorations. Final Report.
Terman, C. Burnett
An experience-based career education project for high school students was developed and evaluated. The career explorations program, which met ten hours per week for one semester, was designed to provide new and different career oriented learning experiences for students, to involve more of the community in providing these experiences, and to assist school staff members in taking a more active role in career education. Student participants completed individualized pre-designed projects and information packets, participated in group counseling sessions, kept a journal, explored two to nine community career sites per semester, attended seminars conducted by resource people in the community, and prepared for live interviews with personnel managers. A two-member evaluation team evaluated the project for a period of three years. (Their evaluation constitutes 90 per cent of the report.) Using such evaluation techniques as student, parent, and community opinion surveys, student inverviews, student follow-ups, graduate surveys, and analysis of test results, the evaluation team found that the project facilitated the following: development of expanded places and ways for students to learn, community involvement in providing learning, and activities for the high school and career education staff. (Test results are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement, Evaluation Criteria, Experiential Learning, Followup Studies, Graduates, High Schools, Outcomes of Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Test Results, Tests, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Grand Island School District, NE.
Identifiers: Nebraska (Grand Island)
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light and broken print. Student names in Appendixes A and B have been deleted to preserve confidentiality.