ERIC Number: ED171915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the General Electric Foundation Summer Institutes on Career Education and Guidance.
Gray, Kenney E.; Pierson, Terrence K.
An evaluation was conducted to determine the effects of the General Electric Foundation Summer Institutes on Career Education and Guidance over a one to two year period in participating school districts and communities. The study evaluated the team-oriented institutes held in 1976 and 1977 at the University of South Carolina and Indiana University. The report describes the procedure used for designing the evaluation study, identifying the potential data, selecting the sample of school districts to be included in the study, and collecting and analyzing the data. Results show that the institutes had high impact on career education activity in two districts, moderate impact in one, and low impact in three. Substantial gains in personal and professional development were reported by most participants. Conclusions, policy implications, and recommendations were formulated for professional and personal development and team and team plan aspects of the institutes. It was recommended that the institutes be continued with modifications in the schedule and activities of the institutes and in pre-institute and post-institute operations. (Appended is a schedule of questions on impact and factors influencing impact.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Counselor Training, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Policy Formation, Professional Development, Professional Training, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Summer Programs, Team Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: General Electric Foundation, Ossining, NY.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.