ERIC Number: ED079487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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The Maryland Career Development Project (K-Adult): Career Exploration Workshops (Junior High). Second Progress Report.
Pinson, Nancy M.
Several career exploration workshops for nine teams of junior high school teachers, counselors, and administrators were held to: (1) provide an opportunity to learn about and develop skills applicable to the career exploration process, (2) assist the teams in the creation of career exploration program plans for their own schools, and (3) supervise plan implementation which might result in model implications for career exploration programs throughout the state. During the first two weeks, the teams were exposed to group experiences in six discipline areas, which were designed to demonstrate techniques suitable for use in the school setting, while the final weeks were devoted to extended periods of team planning and writing. Results from administration of a pre- and post-evaluation instrument directed toward attitudes and professional concerns revealed that: (1) Home economics teachers were the most similar in perception to the test builder and/or more receptive to attitude change, (2) The counselor group maintained high key selection behavior but showed less change in post response than did mathematics teachers and teachers of other content areas, and (3) All groups re-ordered their professional concerns between pre- and post-tests. Workshop evaluation by the participants revealed a wide variance within the five discipline areas, with industrial arts teachers showing the least disparity within their group. (SB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland