ERIC Number: ED181222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report for Conecuh County Experience-Based Career Education Program. Evergreen, Alabama.
Shively, Joe E.; Davis, Carolyn S.
The goal of the Conecuh County (Alabama) project was to successfully implement an Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) program based on the model developed by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, which integrates academic requirements and work experience opportunities into a comprehensive curriculum. To determine program effectiveness at the end of its third year of operation, a third-party evaluation was conducted. Assessment instruments were administered to EBCE and comparison students on a pretest/posttest basis. Students completed subtests of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills, the JOBS instrument, the New Mexico Career Oriented Activities Checklist, the Student Attitude Survey battery, the Nowicki-Strickland Scale (locus of control), and a Student Information Questionnaire. Parents, employers, and EBCE staff were also asked to respond to an end-of-year questionnaire, and implementation process documentation was completed throughout the year. Analysis of student outcome data indicated that EBCE students did as well as comparison students and in some cases higher on tests of basic skills and that E0CE students showed positive increases in test results concerning career knowledge and planning, career maturity, attitudes toward education, sex-role stereotyping, locus of control, and attitudes toward self. Overall, parents and employers responded favorably toward the EBCE program. The implementation process was rated as satisfactory. (First- and second-year evaluative reports are available in ERIC--see note.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama