ERIC Number: ED029993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Education Program, Image of the World of Work. Description and Analysis of Teacher Orientation Activities (August 1968).
Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Human Factors Research Lab.; Rocky Mountain Educational Lab., Inc., Greeley, CO.
A project was conducted to determine the relationship between changes in attitudes toward work of seventh grade pupils and specified instructional practices of their social studies or language arts teachers. The study encompassed: (1) developing and administering instruments to students and instructors to asess attitudes toward work, (2) conducting a workshop to change teacher attitudes toward work, and (3) changing pupil attitudes toward work by specified instructional practices and through changing the attitudes of their language arts and social studies teachers. Approximately 60 language arts and social studies teachers participated in a 1-week workshop to learn the skills necessary to integrate occupational education into their subject matter presentation and to define the pupil attitudes toward work to be strengthened through their courses. Benefits of the workshops included an increased understanding and appreciation for educational objectives, modern concepts of occupational education, and modern theories of occupational choice. The document contains instruments, tabulated results, related correspondence, a list of participants and scheduling details. (FP)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Classroom Guidance Programs, Cooperative Programs, Evaluation Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Occupational Information, Pretesting, Pretests Posttests, Rating Scales, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Workshops, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Human Factors Research Lab.; Rocky Mountain Educational Lab., Inc., Greeley, CO.