ERIC Number: ED171897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Project ICE (Implementing Career Education). St. Louis, Missouri, Public Schools. Final Evaluation Report.
Sokol, Alvin Paul
A final evaluation (two interim evaluations were previously conducted) was made of Project ICE (Implementing Career Education), which attempted to infuse career education into elementary and secondary school curriculum in St. Louis. While the earlier evaluations concentrated on the elementary level, this third one assessed the program's operation in K-12. Areas studied were as follow: teacher training, curriculum development, community involvement, and student outcomes. Each was judged according to its success in meeting the objectives established for it in the project plan. The evaluators monitored workshops, reviewed curriculum products, conducted surveys, and administered pre- and post-tests. Fifteen target, one pilot, and fifteen non-target schools were involved, with a sample of 2,130 students being tested. It was concluded that (1) fifty-three percent of the project's objectives were met; (2) nearly two-thirds of the objectives not met were student outcomes and the project was weakest in satisfying its objectives in this area; (3) the project was well designed; (4) the inservice training program produced significant results in teachers' knowledge of career education and their attitudes toward the program; (5) classroom infusion, while varying from teacher to teacher, was generally increased; (6) written lessons/units on the high school level were produced for science, math, social studies, and communication skills; and (7) the Community Advisory Council functioned very well, and a community resource guide was published. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Failure, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Success, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Evaluation Services, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Saint Louis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974