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ERIC Number: ED133480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Westside Area Career Occupations Project. Evaluation Report 1975-76.
Evaluation of the Westside Area Career Occupations Project (WACOP) focused on (1) examining what aspects of the Arizona career education effort had the most significant impact on students, and (2) measuring specific outcomes related to the students' knowledge about the world of work, using the Arizona Careers Test. System implementation and student outcomes were both examined. Analysis of the counselor-consultant role in delivering career education concepts and materials to administrators, counselors, and classroom teachers was made. Student outcomes were examined in terms of career planning and preparation, student knowledge of the world of work, and the relationship between the frequency of exposure to a variety of career education activities and the students' knowledge of the world of work. Data comparisons were made with 1974-75 evaluation results. It was found that concentrating the career education efforts across all grade levels succeeded and that the delivery of career education was evenly distributed among all grade levels. The most dramatic result in 1975-76 was the constant edge that high exposure students demonstrated over low exposure peers in the areas of career planning and preparation, generalized knowledge about the world of work, self-awareness and self-confidence, and in their knowledge about several features of the occupational structure. (TA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Concept Formation, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Role, Educational Assessment, Educational Media, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Behavioral Research Associates, Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona