ERIC Number: ED114459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Evaluation of a Comprehensive Vocational Education Program for Career Development for Grades K-12 in Orange County, Florida (An Interim Evaluation of a Developing Program): Final Report.
Perkins, Lawrence H.
The purpose of the project was to plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive vocational education program for career development in Grades K-12, in one metropolitan school district in Florida. Data for the evaluation of the program were collected from students, teachers, counselors, and administrators. The hypotheses for guiding the evaluation of students in career education programs are listed. Achievement in elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools in career education instruction were measured using specially constructed instruments, and comparison made between a random selection of students in career education schools and in traditional schools. The design included pre and post observations. On the basis of the results it was concluded that achievement in the elementary schools and junior high schools showed no significant difference from the comparison group in regard to scores on the tests designed to measure knowledge about careers. However, high school students in the career group learned more entry level job skills than the comparison students but there was no difference between the groups in relation to scores on a multiple-choice type instrument designed to measure knowledge about careers. A selected bibliography, list of consultants, instruments, and forms used in the study are appended. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: University of West Florida, Pensacola.
Identifiers - Location: Florida