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ERIC Number: ED146339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Career Development Credit Course.
Harvey, Edward B.; Masemann, Vandra L.
Assessment of the Career Development Credit Course (CDCC), a career planning course, instituted in twenty-one Ontario secondary schools to prepare students for further education or for the labor market is reported in this document. Data reported are based on questionnaires completed by 1,789 sample and control students who have taken the course and are still in school or in the labor market, and on an in-depth interview with teachers of CDCC. Chapters are organized as follows: Chapter 1 describes the scope and objectives of the study. Chapter 2 deals with background characteristics of CDCC respondents and control respondents, and chapter 3 contains a discussion of the expectations, aspirations, and employment experiences of the two groups. Chapter 4 deals with information concerning students' experience with CDCC. Chapter 5 discusses the teaching and evaluation of CDCC from the teachers' point of view. Chapter 6 reports findings on male/female differences in the use of CDCC including the following: Females are more attracted to this type of course, are more highly motivated, and have higher (short-term) aspirations than males in the course; the two predominant career paths chosen by males and females in the study deviate little from traditional ones of the past generation. Chapter 7 presents the conclusion that CDCC is fulfilling many of the purposes for which it was established both for students still in school and for those already in the labor market. Appendixes contain forms and materials used in the study. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Course Evaluation, Credit Courses, Educational Research, Occupational Aspiration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Work Experience
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Note: For a related document see CE 011 450 ; Best copy available