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ERIC Number: ED138822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
RBS Career Education, 1975-1976. Within-Model Evaluation Report.
Biester, Thomas W.
Implementation of Research for Better Schools (RBS) Career Education at four 1975-76 sites is described and results of the participant opinion surveys administered to students, parents, and community participants are summarized across all sites. Evaluation activities, program operations, and student characteristics at each particular site are described. Basic information on student demographic characteristics, career skills, life or self skills, and basic skills collected at all four sites is included. Evaluation methodology is described, which involved the use of participant opinion surveys administered at the end of the school year. (These surveys indicated the perceptions of participants regarding various program components and the success of program implementation.) In general, results presented showed that (1) participant responses were favorable toward the program. (2) Participants noted the following positive changes in students: Increased interpersonal skills, increased interest in school, increased confidence and maturity, increased knowledge of careers, increased interest in careers, and increased clarification of career plans. (3) Although very few negative responses were received, some problems were indicated in basic skills achievement, work habits, overall school performance, and school interest. (4) Overall, positive responses outnumbered negative responses by a margin of four to one. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement, Data Analysis, Demonstration Programs, Educational Background, Educational Objectives, Employer Attitudes, Family Characteristics, Measurement Instruments, Nontraditional Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania