ERIC Number: ED113538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Career Exploration Research and Development Project: Grades 1-6. Final Report.
Idaho State Board of Vocational Education, Boise.
The Boise, Idaho career exploration project (grades 1-6) involves curriculum development, guidance/counseling, and research. Guidance and career units were primarily written by a curriculum writer and the project director; teacher involvement was mainly through study of the written materials. The guidance/counseling component is geared to the development of positive work attitudes and self-concept, expansion of occupational awareness, improved pupil performance in basic subjects, and the development of a Career Resource Information Bank. Student achievement was measured by usual normative and pre-post comparisons and criterion evaluation. Career awareness pre- and posttests were administered to six experimental groups while students in the control groups were posttested relating to their occupational awareness and interest. Standardized test instruments were found to be inappropriate to measure the side-effect results of a program not designed to directly influence academic achievement. Third-party evaluation indicated a very successful project. Future plans of the career awareness program include a three-year expansion to cover the entire district. More than half of the document is devoted to appendixes consisting of career and guidance units, curriculum materials lists by grade, an interim evaluation report, evaluation tests (career awareness and self-appraisal), and parent reactions. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Board of Vocational Education, Boise.