ERIC Number: ED106504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Planning Construction Projects: 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 construction, the report contains sections describing the simulation context, evaluation procedures, results, and a Reviser's Information Summary (RIS). In the simulation, students planned a new junior high athletic facility. Occupational roles included architect, junior architect, civil engineer, draftsman, community representative, board of education representative, and superintendent of schools. The experimental design involved two Colorado schools, with a total of four experimental and four control groups involving 92 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 statistically significant impact on 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, Construction Industry, Evaluation Criteria, Grade 8, Grade 9, Junior High Schools, Occupational Information, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Role Playing, School Construction, Simulation, Statistical Analysis, Student Reaction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For related volumes see CE 003 668-675