ERIC Number: ED170576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Experience Based Career Education at Wichita East High School: A Third-Party Evaluation for Year Two, 1977-78.
Crawford, George; Miskel, Cecil
A third-party evaluation was conducted to assess the second year's operation of the Experience Based Career Education (EBCE) program at Wichita (Kansas) High School East. The program proposal contained fourteen process objectives and twelve outcome objectives. The status of the process objective achievement was determined by interviewing program personnel and examining project records. Outcome objectives were assessed by administering several instruments. A pretest-posttest design was used to evaluate the attainment of the outcome objectives associated with academic achievement, self-esteem, career orientation, and sex bias. A self-administering check list/open-ended response form was used to collect summative impressions of the program from students, parents, and site resource people. Three site visits were also made. A change in program structure also was evaluated. Students were allowed to enroll in the EBCE program for the entire school year, the first semester, or the second semester. The objective measures of the achievement of EBCE program objectives revealed only minor differences between EBCE and control groups, which are suggestive of marginal achievement of objectives. The third-party assessment labeled the program a success and cited improvement made in formerly problematic areas identified by the first year's evaluation (available as ED 150 285). (The major portion of this document contains appended materials.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wichita Public Schools, KS.
Authoring Institution: N/A