ERIC Number: ED170501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Project CAP. Boston Mountains Educational Cooperative, Greenland, Arkansas. A Submission to the Joint Dissemination Review Panel.
Hamilton, Jack A.; Kaplan, Carol B.
One of seven career education programs chosen for nationwide dissemination by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Joint Dissemination Review Panel (JDRP), Project CAP (Career Awareness Program) is being conducted for grades 1-8 in Greenland, Arkansas. For the years 1974-77, it received funding from both federal and local sources. It is specifically directed to increasing career awareness among elementary and junior high students from low income, rural areas. The curriculum was developed to show students that education is important and related to the world of work by pairing a specific academic skill with a selected occupation. Occupations and career education concepts are taught for fifteen occupational clusters as well as a self-awareness cluster. Two student learning packets were developed and are used at each grade level for each cluster. Parent and community involvement are stressed. Two evaluation tests, the Career Awareness Test and the Career Knowledge Test, were used to determine the project's effectiveness. Based on the results of these tests from 4,500 students evenly divided between participating and non-participating schools, it was concluded that Project CAP produced educationally significant results and contributed substantially toward fulfilling the career awareness needs of students. (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 Awareness, Career Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Junior High Schools, Learning Modules, Low Income, Occupational Clusters, Program Content, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Validation, Rural Education, 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.