ERIC Number: ED073310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Two Career Exploration Programs in 1970-71.
Cochran, John R.; Weis, David M.
An evaluation of vocational interests of students in Grades 9 and 10 in two pilot career exploration programs, one at an area vocational school and the other at a general high school, was conducted to determine whether or not the programs were: (1) developing a positive self-image as a potential worker, (2) providing a program valued by students and parents, (3) developing appropriate career interest patterns based on self-awareness and vocational awareness, and (4) developing educational and vocational planning abilities. Students in the two experimental schools plus a control school without vocational programs were administered the Ohio Vocational Interest Survey, the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, and the Career Plans Survey in the fall of 1970 and again in the spring of 1971. As compared to students from the control school and the general high school, the students from the area vocational school were better informed about career choice and demonstrated more positive attitudes toward their abilities and chances for vocational advancement. However, changes in vocational interests were more closely related to grade level than to school programs. Parents of the vocational students were the most favorably impressed with the school's career exploration program. (AG)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Educational Objectives, General Education, High School Students, High Schools, Parent Attitudes, Pilot Projects, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, Self Concept, Tables (Data), Vocational Interests, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Akron Univ., OH.