ERIC Number: ED036845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Assisting Vocational Development Through a Unit in Civics: A Comparison of Two Techniques.
Sturges, Jack C.
An experimental classroom instruction program in vocational information was conducted as a six-weeks civics unit in 12 selected secondary schools in New Orleans. Field trips, career days, and viewing specifically constructed television programs were the experimental activities, while the control treatment consisted of the textbook approach to providing vocational information. The results were examined in an attempt to determine the effectiveness of the two treatments. They indicated that neither method was superior in helping the student learn the textbook material, modifying his attitude toward work, self and education and effecting his willingness to seek out or become involved with vocational information. However, open-ended responses showed that the experimental activities were relatively more appealing to students. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Plans for Progress, Washington, DC.; Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.; Orleans Parish School Board, New Orleans, LA.
Authoring Institution: Educational Systems Development Corp., New Orleans, LA.