ERIC Number: ED111931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-24
Model Career Exploratory Program. Junction City Jr. High School. Final Report.
The report describes a career education demonstration project conducted in Junction City, Oregon, a city of 2,535 people with a high concentration of low-income families. Major limitations encountered were resistance to change and lack of funds. Procedures included four inservice sessions for instructional and guidance staff and four visitations to six schools to evaluate the program's progress. The document includes two of the resultant components: a junior high school guidance activity program booklet (19 pages) and a career education assessment instrument (14 pages). The guidance activity booklet consists of: a section for counselors (philosophy, objectives, functions, and techniques involved in incorporating career education into the curriculum); student checklists (self-evaluation, self-awareness, and vocational interests); and outlined guidelines for a six-week junior high school career guidance program (topics, time needed, suggested methods, and materials). The career education assessment instrument includes criteria for evaluating the following program elements: long-range plans, personnel, advisory committee, curriculum, individualized instruction, work experience, guidance, inservice programs, financing, facilities, school and community relations, evaluation, and administration. The annual report concluding the document includes financial and demographic data and summarizes the program as being particularly successful in changing staff and community attitudes toward career education. (MW)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Attitude Change, Career Counseling, Career Education, Counselor Training, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Guidance Programs, Junior High Schools, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Visitation, Self Evaluation, Urban Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Board of Education, Salem. Div. of Community Colleges and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Junction City School District 69J, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon