ERIC Number: ED110648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Students' Attitudes Toward the Program as Indicated by an Analysis of Interview Data; Employer-Based Career Education. Technical Report No. 42.
Seyfarth, John T.; And Others
The report examines the attitudes of the 44 students in the Appalachia Educational Laboratory's Employer-Based Career Education (AEL/EBCE) program toward the program as indicated by their responses to an interview schedule (included in an appendix) administered near the end of the first program year (1972-73). Regarding post-high school plans most students intended to attend college or another postsecondary educational institution, but of this group only one-fourth had specific institutions and dates of entry in mind. All students testified that the program influenced their career decision. Regarding attitudes toward AEL/EBCE, nearly all students felt that the program met or exceeded their expectations. Students favorably compared the EBCE program with the public high schools they previously attended. Regarding suggestions for improving the EBCE program, most frequent student responses concerned specific aspects of the proram such as providing better job experiences. Comparing student outcomes to program objectives revealed that students' career decision-making ability and their planning skills were insufficiently developed, whereas their occupational knowledge and communications skills developed satisfactorily. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Planning, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Individualized Programs, Interviews, Pilot Projects, Program Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.