ERIC Number: ED170500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental Career Guidance Project, Pima County, Arizona. A Submission to the Joint Dissemination Review Panel.
McBain, Susan L.; Jung, Steven M.
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 Developmental Career Guidance Project for grades K-12 is being conducted in Pima County, Arizona. For the years 1971-75, it received its funding primarily from the Arizona State Department of Education. Based on the Arizona Career Education Matrix, it covers seven areas: self-awareness, career awareness, decision making, employability skills, educational awareness, economic awareness, and appreciations and attitudes. At the elementary level, curriculum activities focus on self-awareness, self esteem, and an introduction to jobs; at the junior high level, on greater study of occupations and decision-making skills; and at the high school level, on student's exposure to work and work environments. A Community Resource Center was established in Tucson and coordinates community and parent involvement. To determine the project's effectiveness, a third-party evaluator administered a Careers Test to 2,500 students in grades 4-12, evenly divided between schools with high and low implementation of career education. An impressive difference was found between the test results of the two groups, indicating the effectiveness of the project in achieving its goals and recommending its replication elsewhere. (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, Community Involvement, 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.