ERIC Number: ED106503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Planning Educational Programs: An Evaluation Report for the Occupational Exploration Program.
Altschuld, James W.; Pritz, Sandra
The evaluation report is one of seven produced for the Occupational Exploration Program (OEP), a series of simulated occupational experiences designed for junior high school students. Describing the pilot testing of the simulation dealing with education, the report contains sections describing the simulation context, evaluation procedures, results, and a Reviser's Information Summary (RIS). In the simulation students worked on the design and development of a school for the Spaceship Scorpio, about to take a long voyage in space. The occupational roles simulated included educational researchers, consultants, community members, and other student-selected educational roles. The experimental design involved two Colorado schools, with a total of four experimental and four control groups involving 97 eighth and ninth graders. Instrumentation included knowledge and affective testing, student and teacher questionnaires, and a panel review. Analysis of variance and other descriptive statistics were employed and reliability estimates were calculated. Analysis of variance results revealed that the simulation had a positive impact on student occupational knowledge, but no impact on student occupational preferences. The RIS records and extrapolates trends related to the strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations from all data sources. Appended materials include the evaluation instruments used and the teacher log. (MW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, Evaluation Criteria, Grade 8, Grade 9, Junior High Schools, Occupational Information, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Role Playing, Simulation, Statistical Analysis, Student Reaction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For related volumes see CE 003 668 and CE 003 670-5