ERIC Number: ED173614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Career Exploration for Gifted and Talented High School Students. Section II. Correspondence and Evaluation, Appendix A-G.
Emphasizing career exploration and internship in the community for gifted and talented high school students, a career education project was implemented in three pilot schools in Jefferson County, Colorado. The model was adapted from an existing model which was designed for the regular school population and based on a prototype model developed by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. A third-party evaluation was conducted through data collected by site visits, administration of five different tests and questionnaires, and testimonies of participants in the project. Overall, the project was evaluated as being successful in producing both affective and cognitive gains in the students who participated in the project. Some of the weaknesses identified include the following: (1) student's transportation to and from the job sites was difficult in many cases; (2) curriculum was needed to supplement the on-site experiences and other student activities; (3) a more intensive and extensive inservice program for the staff was needed to focus on successful ways of working with gifted and talented students; and (4) most of the instruments proved to be inappropriate for the high ability level of the students involved. Both students and parents strongly agreed that the project provided a good opportunity to learn about careers and real life situations and was a good alternative to the regular school program. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Lakewood, CO.