ERIC Number: ED151516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: What Proof Do We Have That It Works? Report of a Panel Session at the Commissioner's National Conference on Career Education (Houston, Texas, November 8, 1976). Monographs on Career Education.
Datta, Lois-ellin; And Others
Papers summarizing evaluation efforts and results from four local education agency evaluation experts and one paper summarizing selected findings from U.S. Office of Career Education sponsored demonstration projects are presented in this monograph. The first paper describes two studies of the reading and mathematics achievement of fith grade Texas students; results show that career education can make a difference in the academic achievement of students. The second paper describes the Jefferson County (Kentucky) career education demonstration project on the base methods and techniques for use with low-income students; results show that the program had an overall positive impact on reading and mathematics achievement. Summarizing findings from a three-year study of a K-12 career education program in Dade County, Florida, the third paper reports gains in career awareness during the second and third years of program installation for all elementary schools involved. Results of studies reported in the fourth paper show that among the differences between students in grades 3-12 who had high exposure to career education and those with limited exposure, there was a greater understanding of specific skills and abilities required for careers. The fifth paper summarizes several evaluation studies (from Part D of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1968, Office of Career Education demonstration projects, and National Institute of Education research projects) providing evidence of achievement in six major goals of career education. (TA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness, Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Validation, Skill Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.