ERIC Number: ED115773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
[Project AWAKE]: Third Party Evaluation Report of a Comprehensive Career Education Project for the Continuation, Expansion and Diffusion of (a Model Career Oriented Curriculum by Individualizing through Technology).
Northwestern Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5, Edinboro, PA.
An evaluation made by outside experts was conducted to measure the effectiveness of the nine revised cluster units in Project AWAKE, to investigate the program's progress towards its stated objectives, and to evaluate the methodology employed. Career awareness of students was compared and evaluated through separate tests. Scenes depicting work and nonwork activities were shown to students in K-4, and a career awareness inventory was administered to students in grades 5 and 6. Teacher and administrator attitudes toward the experimental methodology were evaluated through questionnaires and interviews. Participants included an experimental group of 120 students who received instruction in the revised career education units, 120 students who attended schools which utilized career education units but did not receive instruction, and 120 students who attended schools that did not utilize career education units. An analysis of the collected data is presented. It revealed that the experimental class did better than the two control groups in the K-2, 3-4, and 5-6 grade levels. Two-thirds of the document (76 pages) contains appended materials which were used for the evaluation process: the career awareness inventory; administrator, developer, and user questionnaires; grade level concept questions; and related items. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5, Edinboro, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania