ERIC Number: ED173606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of EUREKA Project, 1978-1979.
Burke, Paul J., Ed.
An evaluation for 1978-79 was conducted of EUREKA, a career information system in California. Personal visits were made to sixteen EUREKA sites throughout the state, accounting for over 75% of the high schools and agencies with active programs. Both the directors of the programs and counselors were interviewed for their reactions. It was found that (1) the information on vocational programs is considered accurate, complete, and up-to-date; (2) physically handicapped students are able to use the system; (3) no evidence of sexism or minority prejudice exists in the information files; (4) staff training by audiovisual presentations is extremely well-received; and (5) the user evaluation form provides sufficient feedback. It was not possible to evaluate either the employer information files since they were not being used at these sites or publicity regarding EUREKA since the program was already in operation at these locations. (Reports on each of the sixteen sites are provided giving the comments of the interviewees on technical aspects, student users, the occupational information files, Quest, and other topics such as funding and publicity efforts. A final project report is published separately, as is a handbook for counselors using EUREKA--(see Note.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Diablo Valley Coll., Concord, CA.; Richmond Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California