ERIC Number: ED115932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-30
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Health Careers Program at Jefferson Senior High School. Final Report.
Williams, Romona Perry
The report is a one shot followup study of 128 secondary school students who had completed a health careers course at Jefferson High School in Roanoke, Virginia. The response rate was 87 percent. The former students were surveyed by questionnaire to determine the effectiveness of the program and to provide data relevant to program improvement. It was found that 48 percent of the respondents were employed in the field of training, and also that part-time work experience as a student increased the related employment to 80 percent. Also revealed was that part-time work experience increased the percentage of students who sought additional education. The program aided 88 percent of the students in making career choices, and 79 percent felt prepared for all occupational experiences. A high degree of job satisfaction was reported. The most frequent suggestion for course improvement was for more "hands on" experiences during class time. Overall, the program was found to be effective in meeting its objectives. The six-page questionnaire and samples of related correspondence are appended. (Author/NJ)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Developmental Programs, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Roanoke City School Board, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia