ERIC Number: ED164808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Operational Model for Career Development and Vocational Preparation. Final Report.
Upton, Anne L.; Barrett, Samuel L.
Three California State Department units (vocational education, pupil personnel services, and career education) and two school districts (Fremont Unified and Huntington Beach Union High) established a consortium to develop demonstration sites for model career development and vocational preparation systems and staff development programs. The Huntington Beach Union High project developed and articulated a K-12 competency-based career education model. Data collected was inappropriate for determining whether growth was statistically significant, but student understanding increased after the program. Without a control group, it could not be stated that gains would not have occurred without the career education experience. The Fremont Unified project developed and implemented a career decision making course. Activities were developed to meet objectives of six components: career guidance center, career decision making, staff development/infusion, articulation, community involvement, and dissemination. Data was analyzed by a third-party evaluator. Although many objectives were met, a teacher's strike affected objectives that required extensive teacher involvement. (Appendixes include the third-party evaluation report, Fremont Unified School District's skills assessment, articulated K-12 career education program, career decision making materials, and Huntington Beach Union High School District's career development competency model and student assessment forms; see note for Huntington Beach's K-12 curriculum guides.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Demonstration Programs, Interpersonal Competence, Occupational Clusters, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fremont Unified School District, CA.; Huntington Beach Union High School District, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California