ERIC Number: ED162070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
A Total Community Effort. Dallas K-12 Urban Career Education Project. Final Report.
Hall, Elizabeth; And Others
The Dallas K-12 Urban Career Education Project was conducted in two phases. Phase I focused on the following objectives: (1) perform an assessment of career education needs; (2) identify and train a cadre of staff members from the fourteen schools participating in the project; (3) identify and/or develop infused career education curriculum for implementation in the project schools; and (4) develop administrative procedures to implement career education in an urban district according to the state plan. Phase II focused on these objectives: (1) produce measurable increases in the academic achievement of inner-city students; (2) produce measurable increases in student development in terms of specified learner outcome goals; (3) improve student attendance in the participating classrooms of the project schools; and (4) increase community involvement in the teaching-learning process. The evaluation design featured both process and product assessments and was conducted to provide information through the comparison of students' control and experimental performance on various test instruments. Based on the data collected, generalizations, conclusions, and recommendations were made. Overall, the project had favorable impact on objectives 1, 2, and 4 of the four specified objectives for phase II. (BM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Career Awareness, Career Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Fused Curriculum, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Student Development, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dallas Independent School District, TX.