ERIC Number: ED102212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Career Education: A Review and Model. Report No. 39.
Tuckman, Bruce W.; Carducci, Joseph A.
After an extensive review of the literature concerned with evaluating career objectives, a literature with little cohesion, six areas were isolated as crucial indices of the adequacy of career education. These areas are: (1) self-awareness, (2) career-awareness, (3) decision-making skills, (4) overall school behavior, (5) career competencies, and (6) career attitudes and interests. Measures in all six areas should be obtained for the evaluation of career education programs. Preferably, measures should be obtained through experimental and quasi-experimental designs with pretest data, rather than case study methods. One advantage of using an experimental design is that resulting data is quantitative and may be statistically analyzed. Special emphasis is given to the equality of the control group with the experimental group because of validity problems related to the maturation bias. The importance of research follow-up is also stressed. Guidelines and recommendations are offered to reduce the amount of error in the evaluation of career education programs. (BJG)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Case Studies, Decision Making Skills, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Field Experience Programs, Literature Reviews, Models, Occupational Aspiration, Pretests Posttests, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.