ERIC Number: ED110649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Parents' Attitudes Toward the Program as Indicated by an Analysis of Interview Data; Employer-Based Career Education. Technical Report No. 43.
Seyfarth, John T.; And Others
The report examines the attitudes of parents of 31 of the 44 students in the Appalachia Education Laboratory's Employer-Based Career Education (AEL/EBCE) program toward the program as indicated by their responses to a standard interview form (which appears in an appendix). Twelve interviews involved both the mother and the father of the student; in the remaining 19 cases the student's mother was interviewed alone. Most parents felt that the AEL/EBCE program was superior to their child's previous program. All but one felt that their child also rated AEL/EBCE as superior. More than 80 percent of parents' responses regarding behavior changes in their child described positive changes. Most parents felt their child learned as much as or more than in previous programs, especially regarding job information. Parents rated on-the-job experience as the greatest strength of the AEL/EBCE program, and transportation difficulties as its greatest weakness. More than half of the parents felt the AEL/EBCE program helped their children to choose a career. Parents' criticisms generally focused on the program's permissiveness, instructional unconventionality, and insufficient applicant screening. Regarding program objectives, parents favorably rated their child's career decision-making ability, and job-related and job-skill experience. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Individualized Programs, Interviews, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Pilot Projects, Program Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, 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.