ERIC Number: ED167735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
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)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Demography, Employer Attitudes, Fused Curriculum, Internship Programs, Leisure Time, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Simulation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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