ERIC Number: ED170469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
K-12 Urban Career Education Infusion Project. Final Evaluation
Denton, William T.; Kleck, Wil
The K-12 Urban Career Education Infusion Project of the Dallas (Texas) Independent School District focused on fourteen schools located in the East Oak Cliff Subdistrict, a predominantly (98%) black community. Conducted in two phases, the project attempted to demonstrate that through infusing career education into the existing curriculum, trained teachers can influence academic achievement of students. Specific activities of the first year included the following: conduct a comprehensive needs assessment; implement inservice training for 25% of the school staff; adapt/adopt/develop curriculum modules to be infused into the existing curricula; increase community awareness and involvement in the schools; and develop a comprehensive evaluation design for the second phase of the project. For the needs assessment, a 10% random sample stratified by grade was used to obtain data from students in grades 7-12. To obtain information relative to student needs in grades K-6, all elementary teachers were surveyed. Other surveys included all educators in the fourteen experimental schools, intact community groups, and principals. Participants in the fifteen staff development workshops were included in the staff development evaluation, and project staff members provided necessary information for the evaluation of the curriculum identification/development effort and implementation procedures. (Evaluation results are summarized for each survey or component.) (BM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Career Education, Community Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Fused Curriculum, Needs Assessment, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Student Needs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dallas Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Dallas)