ERIC Number: ED094193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-6
Reference Count: N/A
A Report of Career Education Material Effectiveness as Judged by Teachers. Technical Report No. 2.
Borman, Christopher; Stenning, Walter F.
Thirty-two master teachers, working in grade-level and instructional area groups and using an evaluation instrument developed by a university center for career development and occupational preparation, rated 66 sets of career education materials by 15 criteria, such as organization; clarity of objectives; appropriateness to grade level; and organization, clarity, and appropriateness of classroom activities. Three criteria relate to the necessity and possibility of modification of the materials for usability. An annotated list of the materials is appended; the largest portion of the document is devoted to tables representing the ratings of each set of materials by each set of criteria. A brief summary of the findings reveals that many of the materials were rated as excellent, although only 15 sets were judged to be organized to fit specifically the intended grade levels. Half the materials needed modification before use, because of ethnic or socioeconomic differences in particular school districts. The teachers reported that 45 sets of materials suggested reasonable classroom activities. The evaluation is still in process, and 55 sets of materials not yet evaluated are appended, as is the four-page evaluation form. (AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Center for Career Development and Occupational Preparation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas