ERIC Number: ED164853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report for the Conecuh County Part D Experience-Based Career Education Program, Evergreen, Alabama.
Shively, Joe E.; Davis, Carolyn S.
The goal of the Conecuh County (Alabama) project was to successfully implement into its curriculum an Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) program based on the model developed by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, which integrates academic requirements and work experience opportunities into a comprehensive curriculum. To determine program effectiveness, a third-party evaluation team developed an evaluation plan which would compare the EBCE participants and a control group in the following areas: basic academic skills, mastery in career knowledge, career maturity, attitudes toward learning environments, sex-role stereotyping, and internally oriented locus of control. Assessment instruments were administered on a pretest/posttest basis. Parents and employers were also surveyed to determine their attitudes toward the program. EBCE student accomplishments appeared to be substantial. Measured growth in basic skills was equivalent to that experienced by comparison students in traditional high schools. EBCE students' attitudes toward the various aspects of the learning environment, career knowledge, work, and career maturity were significantly more positive than comparison students. EBCE students showed significant gains in reducing their sex-role stereotyping but not in increasing their internal locus of control. However, unobtrusive assessment indicated that EBCE students were displaying more maturity and accepting responsibility more readily. Finally, the perceptions and attitudes of parents, employers, and EBCE staff were positively oriented. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Conecuh County Board of Education, Evergreen, AL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama