ERIC Number: ED254402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-27
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of the Science Careers Program. Final Report.
Weiss, Iris R.
This report discusses the development of the Science Careers Program (SCP), describes the final product, presents the results of an evaluation study of the program, and discusses plans for dissemination. SCP is aimed at increasing the career relevance of science education for all students in grades 4-9, while at the same time particularly encouraging female and minority students to consider careers in science and engineering. Materials developed for classroom use include a series of posters of "typical" scientists, a number of transparencies, and a series of student activities, worksheets, and puzzles. Additional resource materials developed for the teacher include a "dictionary" of science and engineering fields, an annotated bibliography of science careers materials, a compendium of information about famous women and minority scientists, and data about the current status of women and minorities in the labor force. The program (tried out in several hundred classrooms during the 1982-83 school year) was extremely well received by the participating teachers in terms of their ratings of the 12 classroom activities and the effectiveness of the program's in-service component. In addition, the posters of scientists were used effectively with junior high school, senior high school, and college students. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Exploration, Class Activities, Elementary School Science, Engineering, Females, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Material Development, Minority Groups, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, Science Careers, Science Education, Secondary School Science
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Studies.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation