ERIC Number: ED130092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Efficacy of Career Education.
National Advisory Council for Career Education, Washington, DC.
Four studies compiled in this document cover career awareness, academic achievement, career decision-making, and other ways of assessing effectiveness. Each area is developed through (1) literature reviews, (2) input gathered from state coordinators of career education and from local practitioners, and (3) reported data which represents application of the specific treatment. The papers include data tables, bibliographies, and appendixes, in addition to extensive descriptions of projects reviewed for the studies. Major conclusions resulting from these studies are reported as follows: (1) Educational programs designed to develop career awareness in students are making statistically significant changes in student development; (2) positive changes in the self concepts and work habits of some students have taken place, and further studies may net more hard data that career education can aid the development of students' acquisition of fundamental skills; (3) career education programs have the potential power to produce career decision-making effects which are specific and desirable, but a sound theoretical research base for prescribing and reporting decision-making activities seems lacking; and (4) students in grades K-12 generally respond positively to participation in career education programs and their attitudes appear to improve with increased exposure to career education programs and services. (TA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness, Career Education, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Literature Reviews, National Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Research Projects, Self Concept, State of the Art Reviews, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council for Career Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Compilation of ED 121 953 and 122 003-005