ERIC Number: ED164770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: N/A
Secondary Career Education Project. Final Performance Report.
Roseville Area School District 623, Minn.
The Roseville Area Schools' secondary career education project was based on a broad definition of career education, emphasizing career development as a lifelong process. About thirty community members, students, and district staff participated on project advisory or task force committees. About one-third of the professional certified district staff members participated in at least one of the staff development options which included college courses and an internship exchange program with business and community agencies. A major component of the project was to develop and field-test a grade 7-12 career education curriculum that would contribute to the attainment of five student outcome objectives. Sixty-four staff members were involved in the development and/or field testing, and a total of 765 class lessons were developed that covered all five student outcome areas at both the junior and senior high levels. In general, the students expressed the perception that they had a better understanding of career-related concepts as a result of working on the curriculum units. Attainment of student outcomes also was measured by testing the students before and after the curriculum units with an instrument specifically developed for each unit. Overall, the results of this testing indicated little difference between pre and post test scores. Teacher reactions to the career education curriculum were favorable. In addition, career learning centers were established in three schools and efforts were made to deal with problems of racial and sexual stereotyping and mainstreaming of the handicapped. (Author/BM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Decision Making Skills, Faculty Development, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High Schools, Mainstreaming, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Resource Centers, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Stereotypes, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Roseville Area School District 623, Minn.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974