ERIC Number: ED120492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-26
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education: Status and Needed Improvements.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Manpower and Welfare.
The report discusses the status of career education programs sponsored by the Office of Education (OE) and the National Institute of Education (NIE) and points out needed improvements. The first of its four chapters briefly summarizes the concept of career education, legislation related to it, OE and NIE project objectives, funding, and the activities involved in reviewing the projects. Chapter 2 deals in depth with accomplishments of projects sponsored by OE. Discussed are: implementation at the various grade levels, use of community resources, teacher responsibeness, project impact, and the need to improve project evaluation. The status of the four national career education development projects (comprehensive school-based, experience-based, home/community-based, and rural/residential) administered by NIE is described in Chapter 3. The final chapter presents the following conclusions and recommendations: (1) project quality varied, with the most successful accomplishments occurring at the elementary level; (2) State and local educational agencies must know implementation and operation costs and expected effect on students; and (3) teacher training must be emphasized, project evaluations better planned, and adequate measures of career education impact developed. Appended is a list of officials responsible for administering the activities discussed in the report. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Formative Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Manpower and Welfare.