ERIC Number: ED109559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Women in the Work Force: Follow-Up Study of Curriculum Materials. Research and Development Series No. 102.
Vetter, Louise; And Others
A followup of the original results of a curriculum unit, "Planning Ahead for the World of Work", for high school women was conducted one year after the unit was tested. The followup included 247 of the 326 home economics students who participated in the original study. The conclusions concerning the retained effect of the unit were: (1) some of the gain in the experimental group on knowledge of the world of work was retained, but experimental and control group responses were not significantly different; (2) the experimental group retained higher scores on the Challenge attitude scale; (3) the control group gained a desire for economic mobility and extrinsic rewards in the 12th grade equal to that held by the experimental group; and (4) the status level of students' stated first occupational choices tended to remain the same. Recommendations for further use of the curriculum unit are discussed. The authors found that the optimal use of the unit appears to be at the ninth grade level. (Author/PC)
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 document, see ED 050 272