ERIC Number: ED213985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of the Career Education Incentive Act in Tennessee: An Evaluator's Perspective.
Banta, Trudy W.; Boser, Judith A.
A team of evaluators assessed the implementation of the Career Education Incentive Act in Tennessee during the period from the fall of 1979 through January 1981. Using a series of standardized reporting forms as well as telephone and personal interviews with local project directors, evaluators collected data pertaining to 20 local projects carried out in 1979-80 and 17 local projects conducted in 1980-81. They found that a majority of the 1980-81 local career education projects accomplished most of the objectives specified in Tennessee's state plan for career education. Included among the accomplishments were the following: conduct of needs assessments to formulate local project objectives, purchase of instructional and career guidance materials, development of plans to reduce bias/stereotyping, establishment of resource centers and advisory councils, and collaboration with community organizations. Only in the areas of advisory council meetings and staff awareness sessions did achievement of criterion-referenced objectives fall short of predicted levels. Factors associated with project success and failure were isolated. Among factors contributing to project failure were absence of a project director, failure to conduct needs assessments and evaluations, and insufficient funding. Factors linked to project success included staff development activities, community participation, and early commitment of local funds. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Education Incentive Act; Tennessee
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).