ERIC Number: ED170499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development Program. Akron Public Schools, Akron, Ohio. A Submission to the Joint Dissemination Review Panel.
McBain, Susan L.
One of seven career education programs chosen for nationwide dissemination by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Joint Dissemination Review Panel (JDRP), the Career Development Program is being conducted for grades K-10 in Akron, Ohio. For the years 1971-75, it received funding from federal, state, and local sources. Based on the Ohio Career Development Model, it seeks to familiarize students with seven areas: the self, economics, the world of work, decision-making, the individual and the environment, education and training, and employability and work adjustment. In grades K-6, curriculum activities were selected for career motivation, in 7-8 for career orientation, and in 9-10 for career exploration. To evaluate the program's effectiveness, cognitive and affective tests were administered to 250 non-program students at four different grade levels. Besides comparisons between participating and non-participating students, subgroup comparisons were made according to sex, racial background, and academic orientation. Because of the large number of students tested and the consistent results achieved, the program is considered to be educationally meaningful, effective in achieving its goals, and an important educational effort. (The review process that this and the other six projects underwent prior to JDRP submission and approval is described in CE 020 214-215.) (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Learning Activities, Program Content, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Validation, Validated Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.