ERIC Number: ED117301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report of the NWREL Experience-Based Career Education Program.
Community Experiences for Career Education, Inc., Tigard, OR.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
The experience-based career education program was intended to have students participate in a variety of individualized activities designed to provide meaningful learning experiences in basic skills, life skills, and career development. Approximately 50 high school juniors and seniors participated in the project on a full-day basis, dividing their time equally between a learning center and various employer and community sites. Students showed a statistically significant gain in reading, mathematics, and study skills, but no significant gain in language mechanics. Against a psychosocial maturity scale, students showed a positive gain in the areas of self-reliance, work, communication, and trust. The test for measuring career maturity was found to be faulty. The report is an extensive summative evaluation of student achievements in terms of the project's goals, and a formative evaluation of the program based on a survey of participating instructional staff, students, parents, and employers. Half of the report is devoted to appendixes which discuss the evaluation instruments, and reproduce relevant correspondence, forms, questionnaires, statistical tabulations, and two student case studies. (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Career Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Community Experiences for Career Education, Inc., Tigard, OR.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon