ERIC Number: ED195679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Montana CETA Field Learning Program. Fiscal Year 1980. Evaluation Report.
Wooden, Richard E.
Evaluation of the CETA/EBCE (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act/Experience Based Career Education) Field Learning Program at eight sites in Montana showed the program to be successful in helping high school students explore careers. The system was generally successful in achieving program outcome objectives: varied types of students were enrolled, students completed projects, students received credit, and private sector resources were involved. Most student outcome objectives were met, with the program being especially successful in increasing students' information about the careers they explored; developing students' awareness of a variety of career options; and aiding the development of the two school-to-work transition skills of job seeking and job holding, and understanding the need for basic skills in jobs as measured by self-reports. Less successful outcomes were in the area of student attitudes: students did not show marked increased motivation toward learning as a result of project activities, nor did they show a much more positive attitude toward planning their future education/careers. In addition, students were not very successful in relating information they gained about themselves to career options, and they did not sample as wide a variety of career options as would be ideal. Field resource persons, school staff, and parents were very favorable toward the program. Recommendations included revising objectives and devising methods of meeting them, as well as new methods of evaluation; and doing a follow-up study on student participants. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Employment and Training Council, Helena, MT.
Authoring Institution: Great Falls Public Schools, MT.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Experience Based Career Education; Montana
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