ERIC Number: ED110806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-28
Reference Count: 0
Lincoln Public Schools Part D Career Education Program: Opening Door to Awareness, 1973-74. Final Evaluation Report.
Ashmore, William H.
The report describes an elementary grade level career awareness program which was organized around four open-spaced non-graded learning centers: a kindergarten and three other learning centers in which students stayed for two-year periods to explore the 15 career clusters identified by the U.S. Office of Education. Each learning center used a single career theme (restaurant, library, hospital) as the foundation of the career program. The results of pre- and post-Knowledge of Careers tests administered to randomly selected students indicated that post-test mean scores were higher on all program levels, especially at lower levels, than the pre-test means. An evaluation of the program operation based on a Likert-type questionnaire administered to the teaching staff indicated their favorable perceptions of each aspect of the program which was assessed (for example, program improvement, program effectiveness, student attitudes, program objectives, program implementation, and program administration). The report concludes with eight recommendations for improving the program. Two appendixes include the Knowledge of Careers Tests by levels and the teacher questionnaire. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence. Bureau of Grants and Regulations.; Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Lincoln School Dept., RI.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Coll., Providence. Center for Evaluation and Research.
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