ERIC Number: ED097135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Career Selection Education in Thirteen Project Schools of the Western States Small Schools Project.
Cragun, John R.; Kartchner, Eugene C.
The Western States Small Schools Project (WSSSP) developed the Career Selection Education (CSE) program to provide students from small high schools in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah with: (1) knowledge about self, broad occupational groupings, the institution and dynamics of society which generate, define, and lend meaning to occupation, and skills useful in a wide variety of occupations and integrated with other areas of the curriculum; (2) practice in career planning; and (3) training opportunities for specific occupations. CSE was instituted in 13 project schools during 1965-66 and was operational as a WSSSP project until August 31, 1968. This report presents: (1) opinions of students, school administrators, Career Selection Agents (CSA), and community employers; (2) descriptions of the students' home environment, reading habits, and work, school, CSE, and community experiences; and (3) the evaluation of CSE's curriculum, the administration, psychological tests and counseling effectiveness, work experience, cost, value in career selection, and interest both initial and in repeating the program. Separate questionnaires were developed for each respondent category (present and former students, CSA's, school administration, and community employers), describing the school program, and reporting the various test data relating to both present and former students. All categories felt favorable toward the CSE program--its greatest strength was the benefits derived; its greatest weakness (minimal) was that it was somewhat boring and disorganized. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Western States Small Schools Project, Carson City.