ERIC Number: ED213906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Tennessee's State Plan for Career Education, 1980-81.
Banta, Trudy W.; Boser, Judith A.
Data from individual final project reports and evaluation reports prepared by external evaluators were compiled to evaluate the 17 local projects that were conducted in Tennessee during 1980-81 under the provisions of the Career Education Incentive Act. Included among those areas examined during the evaluation were the following: project activities and program components, advisory council composition and functioning, groups cooperating with the school system in implementing or maintaining career education efforts, needs assessment activities, staff participation and areas addressed in inservice, extent of participation in infusing career education into curricular areas, subject areas in which such infusion occurred, teachers' use of career education infusion techniques, project accomplishments and publicity efforts, access to career education materials, and funding. After evaluating the 17 projects in terms of the 13 objectives specified in the 1980-81 Tennessee state plan for career education (most of which addressed needs for staff training and provision of instructional materials), researchers determined that nearly all the criterion-referenced objectives specified in the state plan were achieved. In only two areas did achievements fall somewhat below predicted levels. These areas were utilization of advisory councils and reduction of bias/stereotyping. (The 1979-1980 evaluation report is available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Fused Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Participation, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Publicity, Resource Allocation, School Districts, Statewide Planning, Teaching Methods
Bureau of Educational Research and Service, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 379l6 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.
Note: For a related document see ED 201 729.