ERIC Number: ED102336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Effects of a Program of Career Education in Kentucky's Education Region XII.
Omvig, Clayton P.
Four major component areas of the Hazard (Kentucky) Educational Region were sampled using questionnaires, tests, and interviews in an effort to assess the effects of a regional career education program. The community component, randomly selected to achieve a five percent representative sample, was examined for major variables associated with the understanding of, and commitment to career education exhibited by members of the community. All teachers who had participated in summer career education workshops (the professional staff development component) were sampled for knowledge of and attitudes toward career education, personal characteristics, and professional characteristics. The student component, group samplings of grades 4, 6, 8, 10, and 11, measured academic achievement, vocational maturity, self concepts, selected attitudes, knowledge of occupations, and motivational levels. All system career education coordinators and a sample of classroom teachers (the management component) were interviewed on goal clarification, support for project personnel, utilization of facilities, materials and human resources, and effective administrative procedures. The extensive findings are presented in table form and discussed at length. The recommendations made relate to the findings concerning each component. A bibliography, some of the instruments used, and sample career education policy statements from local school districts conclude the document. (NH)
Descriptors: Administration, Career Education, Community Involvement, Data Collection, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Regional Programs, Research Projects, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky