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ERIC Number: ED176019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Occupational Development Technical Report: Summary Volume. Career and Occupational Development Report No. 05-COD-21.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
A survey was conducted in 1973-74 to assess career and occupational development among young Americans. The more than 100,000 individuals who participated nationally were divided into the four following age categories: nine-year-olds, thirteen-year-olds, seventeen-year-olds, and young adults ages twenty-six to thirty-five. Each group completed a group of exercises designed to assess knowledge or skills generally useful in the world of work, knowledge about jobs, self-appraisal skills, work-related experiences, and work-related values. The variables assessed were (1) region of the country and size and type of community; (2) educational level of parents and self, which included parental education, the relationship between grade and age, and the participant's own education and continuing education; and (3) sex, race, and socioeconomics, which included home environment and family income. (The results are presented in bar graphs, and the appendixes provide probability levels of differences between reporting groups within variables and estimates of percentages of blacks, whites, other races, and nations for the young adult participants.) (ELG) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Technical Summary).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Age Differences, Age Grade Placement, Age Groups, Career Development, Community Characteristics, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Job Skills, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Parent Background, Racial Differences, Regional Characteristics, Research Reports, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Work Attitudes, Young Adults
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Suite 700, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($24.30)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.