ERIC Number: ED159352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Exploration: A Developmental Approach for Junior High School. Final Report.
Carr, Thomas; Schlier, Gordon
The purpose of this project was to continue, expand, and measure the outcomes of a three-phase model developmental vocational exploration and career planning program that had been integrated into the junior high school curriculum. Phase I involved 304 seventh grade students. Ten sessions were conducted in which students explored the attitudes about themselves and the people around them. "Exploring Self," a checklist, was administered as a pre- and postassessment to measure any change in awareness of self and others. Two hundred ninety-four eighth grade students were exposed to career exploration activities in phase II. Four class periods were used to present career exploration activities that were related to their subject areas. Each student was exposed to at least ten different subject areas and spent forty class periods throughout the year exploring careers. "The Occupations and Careers Information Boxscore," a career awareness survey, was administered as a pre- and postassessment of changes in awareness about the world of work. In Phase III, approximately 300 ninth grade students were involved in decision-making activities for ten class periods during their social studies classes. "The Ohio Vocational Interest Survey" was administered to aid in the decision-making process. Each ninth grader also participated in a Vocational Exploration Group (a group process in which job functions, demands and satisfiers are explored). From the evaluations it was judged that that project was overall successful. (Evaluation instruments are included in the appendixes.) (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Dallas School District, PA.