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ERIC Number: ED164808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 412
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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