ERIC Number: ED107920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Information Needed for Occupational Exploration Report.
Cameron, Walter A.
The elementary INFOE (Information Needed For Occupational Exploration) study for grades 4-6 was conducted to assess the feasibility of establishing an articulated program of career information for students at the elementary school level. Background for the study and the development of the materials is discussed. The major guideline for the INFOE materials was to provide students at the elementary level with basic information on career clusters and general information on specific job titles through a service that reproduced career briefs on microfilm aperture cards introducing a cluster and describing specific job titles. The design and conduct of the study is reviewed. The entire package of 15 INFOE clusters was given to students at each grade level for a given period of time. Teachers completed a 10-item questionnaire, and students were pretested and posttested with a career awareness test. The data and the overall favorable responses for each grade level are presented in tabular form. The findings, conclusions, and recommendations suggest revision on the fourth grade level, division of clusters for each grade level, and additional research regarding alternative materials. A list of schools involved in the study and the career awareness instrument are appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, Feasibility Studies, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Microfilm, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Program Evaluation, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit.; Tennessee State Board for Vocational Education, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee