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ERIC Number: ED167735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
LaGuardia Community College: A Model for a Comprehensive Career Educational Approach to Higher Learning. Evaluation Report. (Volume III of Final Report).
La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.
LaGuardia Community College (New York), with support from a contract with the U.S. Office of Career Education, has developed and assessed a career education model for two-year colleges. From July 1, 1976, through September 30, 1977, LaGuardia designed, or refined, and pilot-tested career educational components that included a career resource center, work experiences, career education infusion into curricula, career simulation activities, and career advisement. Following are some of the findings based on the evaluation surveys: (1) student ratings of the career resource center, career advisement, and career simulation were consistently positive; (2) students enrolled in a redesigned Data Processing Introductory course and work experience sequence viewed the infusion attempt as a successful one, however time limitations imposed on the career education-infused Philosophy course made that experience less positive in the students' ratings; (3) the work internship program was positively judged by both interns and employers; and (4) the effective reality test in the workplace of the classroom-taught skills and concepts was seen as a prime outcome of LaGuardia's career education program. Twelve recommendations concerning implementation of career education were also presented, based on the pilot-test data. (A companion document, CE 019 282 contains a detailed description of the project objectives and activities.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974