ERIC Number: ED114606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development Project: Final Report.
University City School District, MO.
The final report of an 18-month project in University City, Missouri, to develop junior and senior high school components centered on career education, and a guidance and counseling component for both levels is presented. An Alternative High School was established, with students pursuing career education and academic core subjects; career awareness courses were developed for use in the junior high school. Evaluation through process-documentation and analysis of pre- and post-tests found the junior high program generally successful, and the Alternative High School results mixed in their impact. An outlined discussion of the problem area and project goals, objectives, design, procedures, and results are presented. Measurement and analysis of component objectives, and outcomes for students in the Alternative High School are discussed, including case histories of 14 students. A third party evaluator's conclusions and recommendations are summarized, stating that the guidance component was the most effective component in achieving both process and outcome objectives, but that the project was least successful in its primary purpose--student career development. Tables supplement the discussion. Behavioral objectives, course descriptions for the Alternative High School and descriptive data on its student population, curriculum review inventory, and attendance records are appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Awareness, Career Education, Classroom Guidance Programs, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
Instructional Services Center, School District of University City, 725 Kingsland Ave., University City, Missouri 63130 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University City School District, MO.