ERIC Number: ED160801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Incremental Improvements in the Implementation of a Career-Centered Curriculum for Grades 1-12. Final Report.
Winona Municipal Separate School District, MS.
The Winona (Mississippi) Career Education Project was conducted to meet the following objectives: (1) to establish an administrative structure for the effective implementation/operation of the project; (2) to involve approximately ninety school system personnel in inservice training; (3) to develop broad career education competencies in students; (4) to increase students' awareness of self and the world-of-work through individual and group procedures; (5) to provide extensive and concentrated investigation of self and the world-of-work at the junior high level through individual and group procedures; (6) to provide a variety of occupational experiences at the secondary level; (7) to provide an intensive program of guidance-counseling-job placement and follow-up for secondary students completing or dropping out of the school program; (8) to develop community support for the program through an advisory council and public relations efforts; and (9) to continually evaluate and redirect the program. All of the above objectives were accomplished or developed to a satisfactory level with the exception of objectives 7 and 8. Specific areas in which satisfactory results were not obtained included providing job placement and follow-up for students completing or dropping out of the school program and organizing an advisory council composed of an adequate number of participants from a cross-section of the community. A third-party evaluation team collected data on students' attitudes toward careers and knowledge of careers. Additional data were collected via opinion surveys of teachers, parents, and the business and industrial community. (BM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Support, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Placement, Parent Attitudes, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Public Relations, Self Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Followup, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Winona Municipal Separate School District, MS.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974