ERIC Number: ED117343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education: An Initial Look. A Needs Assessment Report.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Program Planning and Needs Assessment.
The report focuses on the development of measurement instruments and criteria for forming statements about student attributes which should result from career education. Two measurement instruments (the Assessment of Career Development and Career Maturity Inventory) were tested on approximately 15,000 9th and 11th graders in Texas. Questionnaires based on the results of the survey were sent to educators to gather their opinions regarding the usefulness of the instruments. The results showed that no preference between the two instruments existed. Results from the student survey indicated some degree of career maturity and ethnic differences among students. Criteria for career education student accomplishment were developed based on the question: What does an individual "look like" when he or she is 17 years old and has become adequately developed in terms of career education? A total of 279 learner outcomes were identified and rated in a Statewide survey of students, parents, educators, and persons from business and industry. These were reduced to 177 learner outcomes which were compared with areas covered previously by the two instruments. The results showed that only 11 percent of the outcomes were measured either partially or indirectly. Surveys, questionnaires, and other related materials used in the study are appended. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Program Planning and Needs Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: Texas