ERIC Number: ED162067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education Program. Final Report.
Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Instructional Services.
Tennessee's career education program of 1975-76 was based on the following objectives: (1) provide orientation to state department of education personnel on how to effect incremental improvements in K-12 career education with an emphasis on grades 7-12; (2) provide in-service career education for selected local education leaders and assistance to them in developing plans for integrating career education in the curriculum; (3) provide technical and monetary assistance to local education leaders for training their school personnel in career education; (4) provide through principals, teachers, counselors, and librarians in the selected schools instructional programs based on the career education concept; and (5) publicize continuing career education activities and evaluations of the program's success in achieving each of the five objectives. Nine local school districts were selected to develop and implement a career education program. A third-party evaluator collected data on career education knowledge and attitudes of the program participants. An analysis of responses from state, school system, and local school personnel showed that the scores of each group reflected general knowledge of career education and that all three groups indicated a positive attitude toward career education. Data also showed that there was a definite and fairly consistent increment in student knowledge and attitudes toward career education as students advanced from grade 7 through grade 12. (Several examples of the monthly newsletter published by the project are appended.) (Author/BM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Fused Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Newsletters, Program Attitudes, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Publicize, State Departments of Education, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974