ERIC Number: ED110650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of the Use of Student Activity Sheets; Employer-Based Career Education. Technical Report No. 44.
Seyfarth, John T.; And Others
The report examines the use of student activity sheets in evaluating the performance of students in the Appalachia Educational Laboratory's Employer-Based Career Education (AEL/EBCE) program. All activity sheets completed during the second semester of 1972-73 for selected participants in the following subject areas were examined and are analyzed in detail in the report: English/communications, secretarial skills, social sciences, sociology, physical and life science, and mathematics. In general the activity sheets were considered a good monitoring device in a highly flexible instructional program such as AEL/EBCE. Limitations arising from their use, however, were students' failure to comment on their assignments in the space provided and the instructional managers' mechanical repetition of assignment objectives on the sheets. The evaluation of the use of activity sheets suggests the disadvantage of adapting course work to individual student interests, the need for instructional managers' developing course outlines specifying minimum skills and understandings required of students, and the possibility of adopting a more interdisciplinary problem-centered approach to instruction. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Assignments, Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Pilot Projects, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Reaction, Student Records, Tables (Data), Test Results, 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.