ERIC Number: ED164772
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Project EPIC. Educational Preparation for Involvement in Careers. Career Education Demonstration. K-12 Low Income Students. Final Report, 1975-1976.
Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY. Office of Career Education.
Project EPIC (Educational Preparation for Involvement in Careers) was designed for the needs of low income, inner city students (K-12). The curriculum was divided into three phases: awareness (focusing on a basic foundation in the areas of academics, work, self concept, decision making, and community for grades K-6); exploration (focusing on additional skill training, hands on experiences, greater self analysis; and in-depth exploration of jobs for grades 7-9); and preparation (focusing on the selection of job or educational preparation programs and further skill training and occupational exploration for grades 10-14). A product evaluation was conducted to assess the student outcomes in the following categories: (1) knowledge of occupations/job clusters; (2) knowledge of career concepts; (3) decision-making skills; (4) improved self concept; (5) career planning; (6) school as preparation; and (7) identifying desirable work habits. Overall, survey and test results indicated that most students met or surpassed the established criterion in each category, with some exceptions in category 5. A process evaluation was conducted to insure a detailed description of the installation/implementation of the program and to provide a monitoring system to detect deficiencies in the design or implementation. This was accomplished through the use of Management Information System and several teacher questionnaires, interviews, surveys, and classroom observations. (A major part of this document contains appended materials, including product and process evaluation data and instruments.) (BM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Decision Making Skills, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Low Income Groups, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Surveys, Tables (Data), Urban Schools, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY. Office of Career Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974