ERIC Number: ED220995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Project CAST: Experience-Based Career Education Program for Secondary Level Handicapped Students Residing in a Rural Area. Final Report.
Diep, Barbara J.; Welsh, Phil
The final report of the 3 year Project CAST (an Appalachia Educational Laboratory adaptation of the Experience Based Career Education Model) in Charles County, Maryland, reviews accomplishments in the areas of student appraisal, individual educational programming (IEP), joint coordination and continuing education, and dissemination and replication. The program provides approximately 422 handicapped high school students with a 4 year program stressing the following areas: (1) career awareness, in which students survey the variety of occupations available through such learning experiences as field trips and guest speakers; (2) career exploration, in which students research occupations of interest; (3) career investigation, during which students are provided with job sampling experiences; and (4) on-the-job training/work study in the community. Accomplishments from October 1, 1978, through March 1980, are summarized and include selection of the student assessment battery; application of the procedure for IEP annual review to 177 students; implementation of a week long summer inservice training session for project staff and others; dissemination of project brochures to employers, resource people, and educators; and development of project products such as teaching guides and an assessment resource handbook. Third year (March 1980 through August 1981) accomplishments reported include continuation of assessment and IEP development and review with more students, completion of the Assessment Resource Handbook, development of a new instrument, "The Career Knowledge and Preference Information Sheets," regional replication activities, and completion of a Project CAST handbook. The final section addresses continuation plans funded by the local Board of Education. Appended are the second year assessment battery, the sample "Career Knowledge and Preference Information Sheets," the site analysis/resource development forms, replication forms, and the final evaluation report. The evaluation report covers student outcomes, community outcomes, impact assessment, and process objectives. Questionnaires for community persons, resource persons, parents, and students are appended to the evaluation report. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles County Public Schools, La Plata, MD.
Identifiers: Experience Based Career Education; Maryland (Charles County); Project CAST