ERIC Number: ED164834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
Experienced-Based Career Education, Part D, 13.502. Final Report, Year 2 [1977-78].
Muse, Ivan D.; Coombs, C. Garn
During the 1977-78 school year, students from four Utah high schools participated in the evaluation of an experience-based career education (EBCE) project. The 228 students (115 girls and 113 boys) enrolled in EBCE were designated the experimental group and a randomly selected English class from each high school was treated as the control group. Specified student outcomes were categorized into three areas: career skills, life skills, and basic academic skills. To gather data, the evaluators used the following instruments: Career Maturity Inventory; Career Attitude Scale; Self-Directed Search Interest Inventory; Assessment of Student Attitudes Scale; Stanford Test of Academic Skills; Student Demographic Data Questionnaire; Teachers, Students, Site Coordinators, and Parent Attitude Surveys; and grade reports. In addition, reports, interviews, and observations held by the evaluators who monitored the project were analyzed. Some of the major results were that (1) the EBCE project was well organized and managed at all levels; (2) high commitment and enthusiasm were shown by school personnel, administration, parents, community employers, and students; (3) grade patterns of EBCE students were basically uniform with those of control students; (4) tests of academic skill development did not show significant gains in EBCE students as compared to control students; and (5) overall, EBCE students did show increased career awareness and career knowledge. (BM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Measurement, Occupational Information, Program Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Weber County Board of Education, Ogden, UT.