ERIC Number: ED128749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-23
Reference Count: 0
How to Evaluate Career Education: or, Frustrations of a Third Party Evaluator. Excerpts from a Final Evaluation Report.
Gilbertson, Carlyle W.
The materials covered in this report are excerpts from a Final Evaluation Report of a project sponsored by USOE entitled "Articulation of Occupational Orientation, Education, and Placement in Private and Public Elementary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary Schools. The writer was the third party evaluation team Director. Major objectives of the project were: (1) broad occupational orientation at the elementary and secondary schools to increase awareness of the world of work; (2) work experience, cooperative education and similar occupational experiences; (3) job entry skill training in vocational programs; (4) intensive occupational guidance and counseling in grade 11, and job and educational placement services for school leavers and graduates; and (5) continuation of programs with local funding. Process and product evaluation systems were developed which included data gathering from students, teachers, administrators, counselors, community and project staff. Instruments utilized were generated from existing standardized forms, other similar projects, and mostly newly developed ones for the project. A quasi-experimental design was employed within the limits of the established parameters of the project. Limitations influencing the evaluation were due to factors such as pre-determined control schools, weather, postal service, interrupted or changed school schedules, state laws, school policies, administrative organizations, money, project re-direction and human differences. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Kansas City, Missouri, October, 1975); not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.