ERIC Number: ED103581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Career Education Model: Research Project in Achievement Motivation for Junior High School Teachers.
Carlson, Richard E.
The study investigated the effects of an inservice teacher-training workshop in achievement motivation and career cluster simulations on career decision-making skills for junior high students. Ninety-three teachers and counselors from 30 schools, representing all areas of Washington, D. C., participated in the two-week inservice career education workshop. Sample control and experimental student groups, randomly selected from the participating schools, were established at seven of the schools. The student population was predominantly black with 50 percent qualifying for educational aid for the disadvantaged. Career simulations were used with each experimental group while each control group was conducted with the visual format; both groups in each school were conducted by the same teacher. Residual effects on students were measured by the results of pretesting (October 1972) and posttesting (January 1973) using Crites Vocational Development Inventory. Statistically significant differences between experimental and control groups were indicated in five of the seven schools; teachers participating in the workshop were able to produce "positive change" in student vocational maturity scores. Workshop participants viewed the workshop positively and reported followup implementation in career simulations. A 15-page related literature review and a 14-page appendix (workshop evaluation) are included. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Career Development.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Educational Council for Staff Development, Washington, DC.