ERIC Number: ED211289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Toward Community Growth: A Career Education Model for Iowa and Other Predominantly Rural States. Third Year Report - III.
Baskerville, Roger A.
School year 1980-81 completed the third year of operation for the Lohrville Career Education Model (LCEM) and the Toward Community Growth Project, a systematic attempt at exploring careers in Iowa and at inducing Iowa's youth to seek careers closer to home following high school graduation or completion of post-secondary education/training. The program included a seven-unit course syllabus to be taught in two 2-week sessions, with a 2-week career education work session between them. Each senior student was given a career education experience with someone whose work corresponded to the student's tested and self-identified occupational interests. Of the 30 statements/objectives targeted for positive, statistically significant growth following the 1980-81 LCEM classes in rural and occupational experiences, 24 were significant at one of three confidence levels; 23 of the 24 statistically significant statements/objectives displayed positive growth. During the project's three years, 49 of the 90 statements/objectives targeted for positive attitudinal growth were significantly positive at one of the three levels of statistical confidence; four displayed statistically significant negative growth. Comments from participating students, their photographs, and senior year work experiences are included. Appendices include the Toward Community Growth course syllabus, the LCEM Attitudinal Survey, and final examinations. (CM)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Employment Opportunities, High School Seniors, Human Resources, Models, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Youth, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arrowhead Area Education Agency, Fort Dodge, IA. Learning Research Center.
Identifiers: Community Holding Power; Iowa (Lohrville); Kuder Occupational Interest Survey
Note: For a related document, see ED 194 291. Photographs will not reproduce clearly.