ERIC Number: ED167820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-28
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating Career Education for Rural Appalachia. Annual Report. [Final].
Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, Hazard.
The purpose of this project was to communicate career education philosophy, methods, program activities, and evaluation results to rural Appalachian career education practitioners and the general public. The project accomplished six major objectives: (1) refined and published 500 copies of the ten best career education units, grades 1-9, developed during the first three program years; (2) involved the family in career education through a work program designed by students, families, and teachers; (3) developed and published 1500 copies of six "how to" documents; (4) developed and published 1500 copies of five regionalized monographs; (5) provided a visitation schedule for those interested in observing career education in the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Area; and (6) published six bi-monthly editions of a newsletter, "The Communicator." The project directly involved 33,399 students K-12. There were 1,382 teachers, 35 counselors, 142 administrators, 324 business/labor/industry persons directly involved and 31,548 parents directly/indirectly involved. A third-party survey of 240 individuals (mostly school personnel) familiar with the project's objectives and data analysis of the 114 usable returns revealed that all dissemination activities were considered effective by respondents. (Appendixes include a career education unit, grade level 1; booklets on involving the family in career education, correlating career education with character education, and the role of the superintendent; and a copy of "The Communicator," and the evaluation report.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Grade 1, Information Dissemination, Learning Activities, Material Development, Newsletters, Objectives, Problems, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Publications, Rural Education, Surveys, Units of Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, Hazard.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974