ERIC Number: ED170470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
K-12 Urban Career Education Infusion Project Needs Assessment.
Denton, William T.
A career education needs assessment conducted by the Dallas (Texas) Independent School District focused on fourteen schools (K-12) located in the East Oak Cliff Subdistrict, a predominantly (98%) black urban community. Work already completed by the Partners in Career Education (PCE) project, in which the District was a participant, was used for the foundation of the needs assessment. The 177 basic learner outcomes identified by PCE were divided into nine learner outcome categories across grade levels K-12. Instruments developed by PCE (including a community survey, building level educators survey, and 9-12 survey) were used in the needs assessment with some modifications. In addition, two instruments were developed and used by the project evaluation staff (a middle school survey and elementary school survey). The community and educator respondents were highly supportive of the basic tenents of career education. Secondary school students seemed to relate well to the career education knowledge instrument, although there were needs exhibited in each of the learner outcome categories. The greatest need was in the area of economic factors influencing careers, skills in human relations, and career information. Middle school students demonstrated many of the same characteristics as secondary students. Based on the elementary school survey, the highest priority learner outcomes were those that could be regarded as desirable for a good student and worker. To determine academic needs, achievement tests were given in grades 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 12. (Survey instruments are appended). (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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)