ERIC Number: ED179726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education: Planning, Learning, Understanding, Succeeding--CE+. Final Report, September 1, 1976, to August 31, 1979.
North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.
A project is reported and evaluated which provided experience-based career education opportunities for grades 9 and 10 in Minot, North Dakota, through Career Education PLUS (Planning, Learning, Understanding, Succeeding), an alternative education program. Focus of the evaluation is on the project objectives: to provide students with (1) training in basic and job entry skills, (2) opportunties to develop good study habits, decision making and job search skills, and a positive work attitude, and to explore and become aware of career choices, and (3) continual guidance. The two sections of the report--the third year (1978-79) and the total project (1976-79)--are parallel in structure. Following a product evaluation by analysis of covariance is a description of major activities and events, including parent orientation, informational mini-fairs for students and parents, program and materials improvement, advisory board meetings, and teacher workshops. Recruitment and transportation problems and publicity and dissemination activities are then discussed. Project evaluation focuses on objectives in the process (life, basic, and career skills) and product (student outcomes and parents', students', and employers' perceptions) phases. An implementation evaluation monitored the management plan. Staff development through project staff, faculty, and administration and employer instructor inservice are discussed. Materials in the appendixes include analysis of covariance data; student, employer, and parent opinion surveys; and follow-up questionnaire. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Career Education, Career Exploration, Decision Making Skills, Demonstration Programs, Experiential Learning, Grade 10, Grade 9, Inservice Education, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Material Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Vocational Maturity, Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.