ERIC Number: ED162073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the CERES Model Project--Career Education Responsive to Every Student, Ceres, California.
Aslanian, Carol B.; Paul, Regina H.
The CERES (Career Education Responsive to Every Student) Model Project for grades K-12 was evaluated by an outside party as well as internally by project staff (see CE 017 740). The external summative evaluation was limited to assessing project effectiveness based on pre- and posttests for the following objectives: (1) career education knowledge and awareness, career choice, and obtaining information about careers in grades 7 and 8; (2) job application skills in grade 9; (3) knowledge of auto mechanics, basic vocabulary, and career education information in auto-English classes; (4) improvement in attitude toward, and increase in knowledge of, career education among teaching interns; and (5) developing a pilot testing program to evaluate career education in elementary schools. It was concluded that CERES staff members function well as a team and receive much support from administrators, teachers, and the community; that career education seems strongest at the elementary level and at the skill-preparation level in the secondary schools; that the special education component needs more leadership, and articulation should be improved among all components; that the project has not only increased the students' career awareness but has also favorably influenced preservice teaching interns; and that a stronger conceptual framework, as well as more effective instructional materials, needs to be developed. (ELG)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Auto Mechanics, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Community Involvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, English Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Industrial Education, Instructional Materials, Job Application, Models, Pilot Projects, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education, Success, Teacher Attitudes, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Florida Technological Univ., Orlando. Div. of Sponsored Research.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974