ERIC Number: ED106509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
The Health and Welfare Module: An Evaluation Report for the Occupational Exploration Program.
Altschuld, James W.; And Others
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 health and welfare, the report contains sections describing the simulation context, evaluation procedures, results, and a Reviser's Information Summary (RIS). In the simulation, students assumed the responsibilities of health and welfare workers in a drug treatment center. The occupational roles included one director, physician, psychologist, medical technician, pharmacologist, nurse, probation officer, and social workers. The experimental design involved two Colorado schools, with a total of four experimental and four control groups involving 73 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. No statistically significant results or changes in occupational preference were noted. 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 an observer form. (MW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Evaluation Criteria, Grade 8, Grade 9, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Human Services, Junior High Schools, Occupational Information, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Role Playing, Simulation, Statistical Analysis, Student Reaction, Teaching Methods, Welfare Services
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 003 668-674