ERIC Number: ED101207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Studies of the AIR Career Education Curriculum and Curriculum Products. Career Education: Volume 5.
Dunn, James A.; And Others
Total project evaluation efforts of the AIR Career Education Curriculum Development Project for grades K-9 are consolidated in the single reference volume. The master plan for evaluation is presented in part 1 in relation to the four major project products and also for project dissemination, implementation, and utilization activities. Part 2 is directed specifically toward evaluation of the four major project curriculum materials: (1) an annotated bibliography, (2) an objectives catalog, (3) a curriculum guide for teachers, and (4) a set of 14 sample instructional units. Panels of experts rated the bibliography and objectives catalog above average on scale ratings; teachers and curriculum specialists critiquing the curriculum guide found it a satisfactory master resource for introducing career education, with above average organization and readability. Approximately one-third of the document is related to evaluation procedures and results for the 14 exemplary career education curriculum units developed by AIR. Curriculum module field testing in 14 schools consistently showed significantly higher achievement for student experimental groups (module exposed) over control groups. Teacher evaluations of workshops and the impact of a career education practicum with teacher developed modules are summarized in part 3. Appendixes include evaluation/report forms and participant information. (EA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Field Studies, Formative Evaluation, Junior High Schools, Program Evaluation, Rating Scales, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops
American Institutes for Research, P.O. Box 1113, Palo Alto, California 94302 (no price available)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Curriculum Center for Occupational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: For the rest of this series see CE 003 539-550, ED 080 763 and 786