ERIC Number: ED085533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development Project in Career Education. Final Report.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Outcomes of the State Department of Education project at Petersburg City and Radford City, Virginia were the development and implementation of an elementary school and eighth grade level career awareness program (including primary and intermediate special education), improved guidance and counseling service at the elementary level, and the establishment of a placement service insuring the placement of all existing students. In setting up the program, a complete search of existing programs was conducted through ERIC, more than 100 existing projects were contacted, consultants were utilized, and visitation was made to some of the projects. Teacher preparation and involvement was an essential component of the program. Outstanding features included emphasis on individualized instruction, an interdisciplinary and multimedia approach, and unification of subjects around a career theme. Evaluation was through internal assessment, testing, and outside evaluation. More occupational and academic achievement information testing, additional "handson" motivational activities, and program expansion to the upper grades were future recommendations. More than half of the report is devoted to comprehensive appendixes covering staff duties, instruction units, progress time schedule, tests and scales, and teacher responses. (EA)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Elementary Education, Grade 8, Individual Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mental Retardation, Motivation Techniques, Multimedia Instruction, Program Evaluation, Student Placement, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.