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ERIC Number: ED138767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Career Education Institute.
McCowan, Richard J.; Mongerson, M. Duane
Evaluation of a career education institute, conducted to infuse career education into the preservice certification at participating higher education institutions throughout New York State, was designed to assess the effectiveness of the conference and to serve as a model for similar activities. There were two major components of the evaluation. First, a semantic differential scale was used to measure attitudes of participants from New York City and Buffalo on four key concepts: Career education, college, work, and academic standards. Mean scores for each set of the pre/post test bipolar adjectives were assessed and an analysis of variance was calculated. Second, a 20-item Likert scale assessed how effectively the institute assisted individual members of teams to achieve a series of specific enabling objectives. A chi-square analysis was used to compare observed and expected frequencies of the Likert scale responses for each major region of the State. Included in the reported results are the findings that no significant differences were observed on the analysis of variance and that the majority of the total participants agreed or strongly agreed that the institute assisted them in accomplishing the major goals. Appendixes contain instructions and answer sheet for semantic differential, the institute evaluation instrument, and data analysis. (Author/TA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of In-Service Education.
Authoring Institution: Long Island Univ., Greenvale, NY. C.W. Post Center.