ERIC Number: ED166442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Methods and Materials for Teaching Occupational Survival Skills. Phase III: Influences of the Occupational Survival Skills Modules on the Attainment of Skills and Attitudes toward Employment of Selected High School Students.
Leach, James A.
The Occupational Survival Skills (OSS) Modules were designed to offer high school students an opportunity to develop skills applicable to a wide range of jobs in the work world and to develop positive attitudes, perceptions, and motivations toward work. The primary purpose of this study was to describe and interpret the influence of the OSS Modules on the attainment of occupational survival skills and attitudes toward employment by selected cooperative office occupations students, special needs students and Comprehensive Employment Training Act students. Students were selected as intact classroom groups. Data from classroom observations and interviews with participating teachers and students were collected during a fifteen-week period. Opinionnaires were completed by teachers and students at the conclusion of the fifteen-week period to provide both quantitative and qualitative summary data. The Occupational Survival Skills Information Test and the Career Maturity Inventory Attitude Scale were administered to the students in each program group at the conclusion of the fifteen-week period. The variables of amount of work experience, work plans, and educational plans were found to bear significant relationships to attainment of occupational survival skills. Significant relationships were found between students' attitudes toward employment and the variables of grade level, sex, work plans, and educational plans. (Descriptions of the modules are available in CE 018 556-568, and module tests are in CE 018 569.) (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Career Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, High School Students, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Performance Tests, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teaching Methods, Vocational Maturity, Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Div. of Business Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Maturity Inventory