ERIC Number: ED162065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Project GIVE. Final Report.
Maine School Administrative District 51, Cumberland Center.
This final report on Project GIVE (Guidance in Vocations and Education) consists of a report by project staff and a third-party evaluation report. The staff report summarizes major activities undertaken to achieve the project's eight basic objectives, anticipated changes and problems, and dissemination and special activities. The evaluation report begins by stating that the project is making substantial progress in all six of its goals: (1) increase career awareness among students; (2) aid in developing students' decision-making skills regarding career choices; (3) develop senior job entry-level skills or readiness for further education; (4) expand community involvement and opportunities for outside learning experiences; (5) increase teacher knowledge of career alternatives related to academic disciplines; and (6) increase use of career education concepts in grades K-12. Three mini-studies are described on the impact that career education has had on student performance; test scores from students in grades 3, 6, and 9 are analyzed and found to show that the infusion of career-education-oriented activities has a substantial effect on student personal growth and language skills. The final section of the evaluation assesses how effectively the project has met its performance objectives for each grade through use of learning activities, such as field trips, guest speakers, classroom discussions, inservice sessions for teachers, career exploration, shadowing, and group guidance sessions. The appendixes include documentation for the evaluation and the project proposal. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Involvement, Competency Based Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine School Administrative District 51, Cumberland Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974