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ERIC Number: ED141520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Cumulative Effects of RBS Career Education. 1974-1976.
Biester, Thomas W.
Cumulative (two years) and second year program results for students at the Academy for Career Education in Philadelphia who participated in RBS (Research for Better Schools) career education from the 1974-75 through 1975-76 academic years are presented, and procedures utilized in the evaluation are described. (RBS career education is an experience-based career education program designed to provide secondary school students with cognitive skills, career experiences, and personal perspectives which aid in the selection and pursuit of adult life goals. The three principal instructional components designed to achieve program goals are career development, career guidance, and basic skills.) This report is organized in a research format to allow a clear presentation of the findings on student outcomes. Procedural sections include student samples, student attrition, instruments, and evaluation design. In the results section, hypothesized student effects are tested using designated statistical procedures. Separate subsections are included to analyze cumulative and second year outcomes. The concluding summary and conclusions section capsulizes the significance of the findings. The following overall conclusions are presented: During the first year, program students demonstrated significant growth in career knowledge, attitudes toward learning environments, and basic skills; second year students replicated first year growth and exhibited additional program effects in career maturity, self concept, and reading comprehension; and the cumulative impact of two years of participation in RBS education was clearly demonstrated as all 2-year hypotheses of effect were supported. (TA)
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