ERIC Number: ED118932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Processes in Career Selection: A Demonstration Project in Staff Development: An Area Approach to In-Service Training: Part One.
Mineral Area Coll., Flat River, MO.
The project was designed to demonstrate the use of a college credit course to provide inservice training for key elementary, secondary, vocational, and college staff numbers. They were selected by school administrators and given the reponsibility of leadership in developing plans to initiate career selection teaching teaching procedures in each participating school. A total of 36 teachers and administrators took a two-hour credit course in career education, planned and held staff development workships, and then initiated career education teaching programs in their schools. A three phase evaluation plan was used which included: a bench mark study to identify school administrators' and key staff members' perceptions of career education, a study of the expressed needs of employers, and a determination of the number of career education programs initiated by the key staff members. The results of each phase of evaluation, presented in detail, indicate the success of the project in: (1) creating a better understanding of career education principles and concepts among administrators and staff members and (2) stimulating the initiation of career education programs. Appended are a complete description of the project design, credit course class roster, and the interview instruments for the bench mark study. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Choice, Career Education, Credit Courses, Educational Needs, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.
Authoring Institution: Mineral Area Coll., Flat River, MO.
Note: Pages 1 and 2 of Appendix 1 may not reproduce well due to lightness of type