ERIC Number: ED115937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education--North Kingstown. A Model for Open Education and Community Responsibility. Final Evaluation Report.
Gustafson, Richard A.; Santaniello, Alfred G.
The evaluation report addresses a two-year effort of an originally planned three-year project designed to plan, pilot test, and implement a K-14 career education program into the North Kingstown, Rhode Island public schools. During the two years of the project, administrative and community support diminished until funding for the third and final year was ultimately withdrawn. The report attempts a summary evaluative statement as to the impact of the project and the probable future of career education in the district. In spite of the difficulties encountered, some accomplishments were achieved. A fully developed and implemented placement service at the high school is in operation, curriculum development has become a high priority area in the district, and career education instructional materials have been incorporated into the library system and are in use by classroom teachers. The major lesson learned in the course of the project was that too much effort was expended on program content and too little on the process of educational change. Suggestions are presented to aid future projects which seek to implement career education programs. The third party evaluation design is included in the appendix. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Kingstown Public Schools, RI.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island