ERIC Number: ED121953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Efficacy of Career Education, Career Awareness.
Arterbury, Elvis; And Others
The paper reviewed existing evaluative studies indicative of the efficacy of the career awareness element of career education. The studies represent a sampling of the degree of success achieved in implementing and evaluating career education across the nation. Information sources included the U.S. Office of Education and the National Institute of Education, State Departments of Education, exemplary State programs, participants of national career education miniconferences, and an ERIC search. A general agreement existed with regard to definitions of what career education means; however, conceptualizations of career awareness and other elements of career education were more diverse. Psychological and economic theoretical domains in the conceptualization of career awareness were more prominent than the sociological domain. Program development and implementation appeared more advanced than evaluation/assessment. There was a tendency to assign a low priority to evaluation, and problems existed with evaluation design and measurement instruments. There was considerable lack of specificity among objectives identified under the career awareness concept. However, analysis of the information accumulated revealed that adequate evidence is available to support the Position that career awareness programs can make a difference. An eight-page bibliography is included. (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council for Career Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 117 401 and CE 006 845-853