ERIC Number: ED162072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Audio Digest System for Communicating Career Education Information. Executive Summary. Technical Report [and Final Report].
Wolff, Jurgen M.; And Others
A study was conducted to develop a prototype audio digest to deliver in cassette tape format information concerning career education program design, basic concepts, and faculty training. The project focused on the following goals: increase the amount of career education information in an easily assimilated, high impact format; establish a delivery system that is national in scope; evaluate responses of a large national field test group; and explore the feasibility of continuing the digest on a subscription basis after federal support ends. Eight tapes were produced on the following subjects integral to career education: definition; community involvement; career education and guidance; sex stereotype-free programs; career education for the handicapped; curriculum infusion; evaluation; and staff development. One side of each cassette presented the most recent developments in the field, including legislation, funding information, excerpts from important speeches/interviews, and significant research/development results. The other side of each tape contained a documentary on one or two successful programs. The cassettes were field tested in 106 school districts (a stratified random sampling drawn from all fifty states). Results showed that for programs beginning career education implementation, the tapes helped establish guidelines and provided ideas that could be incorporated into the programs. For on-going programs, the tapes reinforced ideas already in effect and provided a medium for presenting career education to the community. The tapes were also found to be useful in inservice programs. (BM)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Career Counseling, Career Education, Community Involvement, Delivery Systems, Faculty Development, Field Studies, Fundamental Concepts, Fused Curriculum, Handicapped Students, Information Sources, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Sex Stereotypes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974