ERIC Number: ED166405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development Program, K-10. Mansfield City Schools. Final Report.
Tarantine, James A.
Teachers in Ohio's Mansfield City Schools, K-10, participated in a project designed to include career development as a regular part of the instructional program. First, career education coordinators provided inservice sessions to enable school personnel to incorporate career development within the curriculum. The career development program also maintained and expanded school involvement in the community. The program was developed around three components: career motivation (K-6); career orientation (grades 7-8); and career exploration (grades 9-10). Standardized instruments were administered in grades nine and ten to help students understand their aptitudes and interests in relation to career possibilities. These students were also given an opportunity to explore at least three careers in the field on a one-to-one basis. To evaluate the project, career development tests were administered in grades 3, 6, 8, and 10 on a pre- and posttest basis. The data substantiated that most of the objectives were achieved; however, insignificant changes were found, especially at the eighth- and tenth-grade levels, for attitude changes toward oneself, others, and the world of work. The evaluation process revealed that not all students in the exploration component had experienced three career explorations by the end of their sophomore year. Evaluation also disclosed that some teachers, especially at the tenth-grade level, were not infusing career-related activities within their classrooms; however, most teachers conducted some career activities within their classrooms throughout the school year. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Mansfield School District, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio