ERIC Number: ED118755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Summary Evaluation Report of Career Education in Southern Arizona.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.; Behavioral Research Associates, Tucson, AZ.
The data used in the report were compiled from several indices used to evaluate the career education efforts in Pima and Cochise Counties in Arizona. The findings unequivocally show a trend whereby career education exposure enhances occupational knowledge, career awareness, economic awareness, decision-making skills, and realistic career planning and preparation. The data also show that students exposed to career education are more positively oriented toward integrating their educational experience with their future plans. An analysis of eight career education activities (occupational exploration kits, in-class work experiences, career education games, career education fairs, community resource speakers, occupational ability/interest tests, occupational films, and occupational tours within the community) demonstrates that their effectiveness varies with students' age. Finally, the data indicate that student goals in the area of educational and occupational achievement are most influenced by parental expectations. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Planning, Data Analysis, Decision Making Skills, Educational Media, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Parent Influence, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.; Behavioral Research Associates, Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona