ERIC Number: ED115439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Report of Career Education and Safety Education, Choctaw Agency School System, Philadelphia, Mississippi. Research and Evaluation Report Series No. 23-B.
Leitka, Eugene; Lowry, Carlee S.
Initiated in December of 1974, the Choctaw Agency Schools' Career Education Program was evaluated via personal interviews and opinionnaires distributed to students, parents, and teachers. The safety education program was also evaluated. The sample of 114 students derived from Choctaw Agency School System (5th, 7th, and 9th grades) responded as follows: (1) 87 percent knew of Career Education teacher; (2) 77 percent had understood their Career Education teachers; (3) 40 percent had talked to their parents about career interests, while 40 percent said they would talk to their parents; (4) more desired to attend college than desired to attend vocational school; (5) 35 percent and 23 percent attributed the decision to pursue a particular career to the advice of teachers and parents respectively; and (6) 79 percent were either undecided or didn't know what profession to pursue. The teacher survey indicated: (1) materials were available; (2) more resource people could be used; (3) the program was judged moderately effective. The three parents surveyed indicated limited knowledge of the program. It was recommended that: (1) more resource people be used; (2) more field trips be employed; (3) there be more parent involvement; (4) a curriculum specialist be used to coordinate the regular academic program with that of career education; (5) a pre- and post-testing program be instituted to evaluate student learning. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi