ERIC Number: ED242944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-2
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Alaska State Plan for Career Education: 1978-1983.
Smiley, Richard H.
A program evaluation assessed the implementation of the Alaska Department of Education's State Plan for Career Education, 1978-1983. Focus was on the degree to which the state plan objectives involving curriculum change, career counseling, special groups, business and industry, home and family, and inservice education were completed. Activities included a review of Department of Education records, on-site visits to grant-funded career education programs, a survey of Alaskan career education experts, and a needs assessment. A narrative analysis of the objectives revealed that a wide range of activities occurred in all state plan areas. Grant awards representing all objectives were made to state, intermediate, and local education agencies. The school districts conducted career education programs reflecting geographic and ethnic variations. Career education experts generally rated the state plan implementation successful. The program evaluation was extended to assess career education needs of gifted and talented students. The most important needs of the gifted and talented were awareness of occupational options, knowledge of labor market trends, and decision-making skills. The ranked career education priorities of the gifted and talented and regular students were essentially different. (Appendixes include survey forms and data from the 1983 survey.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Career and Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: South East Regional Resource Center, Juneau, AK.