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ERIC Number: ED110904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-8
Pages: 318
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Career Awareness: One Means for Meeting the Changing Role of Education. Maxi II [Practicum.]
Auteri, Rose Mary P.
This practicum was designed to improve creative problem-solving skills in children through the use of career concepts. Although the full program was developed for youngsters in grade three through six, this project exposed fifth and sixth graders at the Northside School, Levittown, New York to the Career Awareness Program for a period of weeks. This Program was infused into the present curriculum. An investigation was then conducted to determine the extent to which these classrooms had made gains in the skills of creative problem-solving, compared to those in the control group. The data shows that the gain scores for the experimental students were significantly better than those for the control students in three of the four scales of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (Fluency, Flexibility, and Elaboration). In the elaboration scale (which is identified in this study as the scale most closely related to creative problem-solving), gain scores for females were significantly higher than those for males. The complete curriculum guide for grades three through six is appended. Objectives and lesson plans are color coded for each grade level. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking