ERIC Number: ED086872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Career Development Exemplary Project, Washington, D. C. Schools, 1972-73. Final Evaluation Report.
Peck, Hugh I.
The Career Development Exemplary Project (CDEP), is one phase of the District of Columbia Schools' efforts to place career development into the main stream of the school curriculum. The program as a whole and the development of a career education assessment battery using the information based evaluation (IBE) approach is described in detail in this independent evaluation. The instruments used were: (1) for students: Self Observation Scale, School Sentiment Index, Work Attitude Survey, Occupational Preference Inventory, Occupational Values Inventory, and Career Awareness Development Inventory, (2) for teachers: Classroom Observation Scale, Instructional Strategies Log, Career Education Teacher Practices Survey, and Evaluation of Career Education Curriculum Guides, and (3) for others: Education Decision Makers Scale. Findings for these scales are presented and discussed. They included improved personal and work oriented attitudes among the CDEP students. However, at the teacher and administrator level, the CDEP resources were not used to the full extent possible and the level of community involvement was not high in spite of high level of community support for the program. On the basis of the evaluation recommendations are made concerning inservice programs, evaluation design, reduction of costs, community involvement, and project expansion. (SA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Development of Educational Auditing, Arlington, VA.; District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Note: For the program evaluated in this document see CE 000 906