ERIC Number: ED178722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Experience-Based Career Education Part D Program, Project CLETE. High Point, North Carolina. Final Evaluation Report.
Shively, Joe E.; Davis, Carolyn S.
This report describes the findings of a third party evaluation of the High Point Schools, North Carolina, experience-based career education (EBCE) program. Six instruments were used to compare EBCE and non-EBCE students: (1) The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills, (2) the JOBS instrument, (3) the Attitude Scale of the Career Maturity Inventory, (4) the Student Attitude Survey battery, (5) the Nowicki-Strickland Scale, and (6) a student information questionnaire. In addition, a parent opinion survey and an employer questionnaire were utilized. Analysis of demographic data indicated that in the comparison group, as contrasted with the EBCE group, there were more females, more whites, better educated parents, and more fathers employed in professional/administrative occupations. Analysis of scores on standardized basic skills tests indicated that EBCE students did as well as comparison students on reading comprehension and math concepts; comparison students did significantly better than EBCE students on math applications. Analysis of scores on part 2 of the Student Attitude Survey battery indicated that students did not acquire significantly greater mastery in career knowledge nor in career planning. Parent and employer survey data indicated that both groups were positive towards the program. (Survey instruments are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina