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ERIC Number: ED131261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Comprehensive Career Education System, Rockford, Ill.: A Third Party Evaluation.
Strong, Merle E.; And Others
Objectives of the Rockford Elementary Career Education Project and the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) network were used as an organizing framework to discuss project accomplishments. Statements, data, findings, and discussions are presented for the nine project objectives which involved all 57 elementary schools in the Rockford public school system, teacher workshops, pre- and posttests, curriculum development and implementation, and instructional materials development. Possible impact of career education on student achievement in basic skills was also investigated through teacher interviews. A significant and recurring message in many examples from teacher interviews was that career education increases student motivation to attain competency in the basic skills by making them more relevant to later life in the world of work. It was concluded that although not all objectives were met completely, the project did have an impact on the educational program in Rockford; and because career education curriculum activities were integrated with other school efforts as contrasted to being an "add on," opportunity for continued expansion should be enhanced. Appendices contain the PERT chart and computer printout, career education opinionnaire, career education opinionnaire printout, results of the interviews, and results of the career education activities surveys. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Comprehensive Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Material Development, Performance Criteria, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Participation, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rockford Public Schools 205, IL.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Studies in Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois