ERIC Number: ED099514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
In-Service Education Model for the Dissemination and Utilization of Selected Career Education Concepts Presented by the Career Cluster Approach in the Elementary School. Final Report.
Downs, W. A.
A primary purpose of the study was to assess effects of an 18-week elementary school curriculum, organized around career education clusters, on student understanding of selected career education concepts. Another objective was to ascertain teacher benefits from a workshop emphasizing the cluster concept. Two experimental groups and a control group were used in the study which involved 150 fourth graders, 150 fifth graders, and 20 elementary teachers from three Independence, Missouri schools. Experimental group A was taught by teachers who had experienced an intensive career education workshop including involvement in curriculum/unit development, while experimental group B was taught by teachers attending a less intensive workshop. Pre- and posttesting consisted of administration of the Orientation to Career Concepts, How I See Myself, Self Appraisal Inventory, and Everyday Decision Making test instruments, Achievement scores in the experimental groups were significantly higher on selected career awareness and self-awareness concepts. Moreover, scores of students, taught by teachers using self-developed units, were significantly higher on selected career awareness concepts (two out of seven cases). No significant difference was indicated for selected career decision making skills. Approximately 150 pages of the document are appendixes of workshop activities, tests, supportive data, and a related literature/research summary. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.