ERIC Number: ED120574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Bristol Career Education Project. Final Report.
Feifs, Helmuts A.
The second year of the city-wide K-12 Bristol (Connecticut) Career Education Project is evaluated in the final report. The third party evaluator utilized an evaluation strategy identified as Information Based Evaluation (IBE). Rather than focusing on program objectives as the sole criteria for evaluation, the design also uses a series of research questions based on the needs of the information users. The results are organized around five domains: student self-concept, student relationship with the world of work, teacher attitudes toward career education and the project, teacher use of project resources, and process and management functions. It was found that according to the self-concept and decision-making measures, the Bristol students approximated the national norms, with some sex differences. In career maturity they were found to be considerably advanced in comparison with national averages. Teachers indicated an understanding of career education as well as a preference for not separating career education from the regular curriculum. Field trips, speakers, and other career education experiences were encountered in differential quantities by school type. The report presents the results, describes the evaluation design and procedures, with conclusions and recommendations. Tables display the data. (NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bristol Public Schools, CT.
Authoring Institution: IBEX, Inc., Durham, NC.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut