ERIC Number: ED112208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Career Opportunities Potential Evaluation (COPE). Grades 7, 8, 9.
Lower Dauphin School District, Hummelstown, PA.
An evaluation of a project which initiated an organized program of vocational guidance for the Lower Dauphin Junior High School in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania is described. A special program emphasis had been developed for each of the three grade levels. It was not possible to evaluate the grade 8 program; however, two evaluation forms were used in the grade 7 program and proved to provide sufficient information to make an estimate of the relevancy and appropriateness of the program. The evaluation tool used for the grade 9 program was the self-concept and motivation inventory. This instrument was administered twice for providing information to be used in the statistical evaluation of program effectiveness. The instrument proved unsatisfactory for this purpose, but gave valuable information concerning the individual. The learning activities for grades 7, 8, and 9, making up the bulk of the document (283 pages), are appended. Organized as lesson plans for each grade level, objectives, teaching suggestions, procedures, required materials, and instructional materials are provided. Grade 7 materials (52 pages) emphasize self-evaluation, grade 8 materials (79 pages) stress vocational interest development, and grade 9 materials (53 pages) deal with career planning and decision-making. (VA)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Developmental Programs, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Guidance Programs, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Program Evaluation, Self Concept Measures, Teaching Methods, Values, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Pupil Personnel Services.
Authoring Institution: Lower Dauphin School District, Hummelstown, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III