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ERIC Number: ED179766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
What "First Generation" Research on Career Education Says to the Classroom Teachers--and Vice Versa. Information Series No. 179.
Bhaerman, Robert D.
Intended for the classroom teacher, this review of first generation career education research is based primarily on Edwin L. Herr's comprehensive review and synthesis, "Research in Career Education: The State of the Art" (ED 149 177). Herr's major findings have been summarized in a list of statements. For example, two of these statements are as follows; (1) successful programs tended to show considerable community involvement and the bringing together of students and working adults in some way, and (2) several studies indicated that parents are still the most influential factor in students' career development. Several key observations also are presented regarding the impact and nature of the research conducted. The following are representative: attitudinal and affective outcomes, such as changes in self-concept, were achieved less commonly than cognitive content; there was little evidence that institutional effects were considered; and in many projects the conceptual framework was obscure, thus making it difficult to know what changes in students or in teachers could be anticipated. The remainder of this document focuses on comments and questions teachers might want to consider and to ask researchers. These questions are based on guidelines in "Ways to Evaluate Different Types of Career Education Activities: A Handbook of Evaluation Models" (Anita Mitchell, et al.). (BM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Educational Research, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Faculty Development, Intervention, Learning Activities, Performance Factors, Program Effectiveness, Research Design, Research Problems, State of the Art Reviews
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($2.35)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.