ERIC Number: ED101190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Career Decision-Making Model Utilizing Adult Basic Education and Counseling for the Under/Unemployed Adult and Family. Final Report.
Drake, James Bob; Morgan, Alice S.
The purpose of the project was to perfect a career decision-making model that could be used by an adult basic education teacher to help the disadvantaged adult upgrade himself educationally and make a realistic career decision based upon his and his family's personal value system; his goal decided upon, the model could be used to help him determine the best route to his selected career. The evaluation of the project attempts to illustrate how the project was interphased with a total adult education program to achieve its objectives, and to improve the total program. The evaluators visited the project four times during the year for program observation and review, and consultation with the project staff. The program description provided is detailed and comprehensive; the evaluators have placed the program in context with many tables of relevant statistical data. Evaluation is made with reference to each of the project's specific objectives. Nearly 5,000 adult learners were served during the year, at a total cost slightly exceeding $200,000. The economic level of a majority of the learners did not rise during the project's duration, but the program paved the way for future improvement through the educational progress made. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Disadvantaged, Employment, Family Counseling, Family Influence, Family Involvement, Models, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Teacher Role, Values, Vocational Aptitude
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huntsville City Schools, AL.; Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.