ERIC Number: ED164915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Career Decision-Making Program. Final Report.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
The Career Decision-Making Program (CDM) for secondary school students consists of approximately fifty individual products which can be used as a semester course, a six-to-eight-week exploratory course, independent units, or outside of the CDM program in other career guidance activities. The CDM program has two components: (1) the Exploring Career Decision-Making (ECDM) curriculum materials and (2) the Career Information System (CIS), a comprehensive organization and management system for career information resources. The fifteen ECDM curriculum units were designed to assist students in the development of career planning and decision-making skills through a group process for individualized career exploration. Each unit is self-contained and employs a variety of materials and techniques, including filmstrips, worksheets, and hands-on activities. Utilization guides were also developed for the teacher/counselor conducting the units. The CIS component and the ECDM materials were field tested as a total unit at thirty-eight sites within sixteen states. Overall, evaluations were favorable, and revisions were made to implement the suggestions made by users during the field testing. (This document contains the final report and provides a description of CDM program development, model design, product development, field testing, evaluation plan, dissemination, and the revision of the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles." The ECDM materials are available in ERIC as CE 019 231-232; the CIS materials, CE 019 233-240; and a guide to related filmstrips, CE 019 241.) (BM)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Field Studies, Guidance Programs, Information Dissemination, Management Information Systems, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resources, Secondary Education
McKnight Publishing Company, Bloomington, Illinois 61701 (For prices of individual pieces, subsets, and entire unit see the brochure included as Appendix A)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Education and Work Group.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.