ERIC Number: ED163165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Oshkosh Area School District Career Education Program K-12. Final Report.
Oshkosh Area Public Schools, WI.
The Oshkosh (Wisconsin) career education project (K-12) was conducted to provide students with an increased number of career education learning experiences which capitalize on and exploit career implications of various subject areas and which capitalize on available community, business, labor, and industry resources. The major activities of the project included an intensive inservice training program for teachers and counselors; publication of a career education newsletter; formation of a career education advisory committee; compilation of a community resource directory; and development of a Tentative Counselor Role Model, with emphasis being placed on the counselors' role in career education. The third-party evaluators administered pre- and posttests to students of those teachers who participated in the inservice workshops. Sixth graders were administered "The Career Awareness Inventory," while the ninth and eleventh graders were tested with the "Career Maturity Inventory" and "Box Score." The sixth graders made very significant increases on the posttest scores and compared very favorably with national norms and other area students. The ninth and eleventh graders compared favorably with national norms and other area students. Also, a positive relationship was found between inservicing of teachers and the use of career education resources. In addition, results indicated that an inservice leadership training program for key people in various buildings is essential for keeping career education activities developing and expanding. (Several project publications are appended.) (Author/BM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership Training, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oshkosh Area Public Schools, WI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974