ERIC Number: ED119014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Development Project in Career Education. [Pennsylvania]. Final Report.
Struck, John W.; Curtis, Carroll A.
The report covers career education activities at four Pennsylvania project sites (Ebensberg, Crawford County, Philadelphia, and McKeesport): an elementary, a junior high, a K-12, and a 10-14 component. Project TIMES (Temporally Individualized Modular Education Scheduling) was incorporated in the 10-14 component at an area vocational-technical school. The computerized program included the identification of 20 career areas and the development of required skills; evaluation consisted of student/staff interviews, observation scales to assess the instructional environement, and teacher/student morale scales. The elementary component focused on the development and implementation of a model computer resource, career-oriented curriculum. Evaluation included student assessment in an experimental and two control groups in addition to staff questionnaires. The junior high component, which focused on career awareness/exploratory experiences, sponsored a one-month staff development workshop and the development of a resource center. Evaluation included workshop assessment and program evaluation by faculty and a randomly selected group of students. The K-12 component centered on self- and career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation/placement. Evaluation instruments were a self-appraisal inventory, attitude scales, and occupational information tests. Approximately one-fourth of the document consists of appendixes containing copies of various evaluative instruments. (EA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Computer Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Job Placement, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Regional Schools, State Programs, Teacher Workshops, Testing, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania