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ERIC Number: ED134828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Urban Career Education Project in the Mississippi Delta. Final Report.
Mississippi State Board for Vocational Education, Jackson.
The 3-year exemplary project whose overall objective was the establishment of comprehensive career-centered activities for grades 1 through 12, is described in this report. The introductory section presents a summary of the project which outlines goals and objectives and procedures (administrative structure, developing community support, awareness activities, exploration activities, preparation and guidance activities, postsecondary and adult activities, inservice training activities, and evaluation activities). The remaining six sections cover Problems, Goals and Objectives, Description of Project, Major Activities and Accomplishments, Third Party Evaluation, and (Project) Summary and Conclusions. The third party evaluation, which covers the majority of this report, contains data analysis on surveys conducted to gather opinions from teachers, students, parents, and businesspersons in the school district. Major conclusions presented in the evaluation are these: (1) Public relations efforts with business and industry were successful and parental and teacher involvement was more than adequate, (2) the career staff planned and organized appropriate career-related activities at all levels which resulted in higher scores concerning knowledge of careers for students participating in the career project (experimental groups) than for students not involved in a career project (control group), and (3) students in the experimental groups demonstrated a more positive attitude toward careers than did students in the control group. (TA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Comprehensive Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Placement, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Board for Vocational Education, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi