ERIC Number: ED086796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Presenting a Planned Program of Career Information to Elementary School Children. Research and Development Series No. C/71-3.
White, Peter E.; Revello, Edward
The study's purpose was to examine the effects of a planned program of educational-occupational information on the knowledge of occupations, level of aspiration, level of training and the self-concept of Maine elementary school students. The experimental group, from Veazie, consisted of grades 2, 3, 5, and 6. The control group was from the same grade levels at Old Town. Twelve planned lessons were presented to each class in the experimental group. The Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Test and the Otis-Lennon Intelligence Test revealed no significant differences between mean intelligence tests in any grade except Grade 3. The Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Stanford Achievement Test provided reading achievement data. A Knowledge of Occupations test, the Thomas Self Concept Scale, Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, and the Level of Aspiration Scale pre- and posttests showed no significant differences between the two groups. Only in the Level of Training Scale was there a significant difference--Grades 3 and 5 of the experimental group had significantly higher means. The reliability of the test instruments was questioned. It was concluded that the study provides evidence of the need for a planned program of career information in the school system. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Vocational Education Research Coordinating Unit.