ERIC Number: ED181280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Third-Party Objective Evaluation of the Illinois Experience-Based Career Education Project, Third Phase. Final Report.
Educational Management Services, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
The Illinois Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) Project was evaluated to (1) assess the achievement of project objectives, (2) determine factors enabling or precluding their accomplishment, and (3) promote the diffusion of successful aspects. The project sought to implement, evaluate, and diffuse EBCE models and materials developed by the Far West Educational Laboratory and Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory into three diverse school districts. Student outcomes were demonstration of positive growth in affective dimensions and on the career education/guidance needs continuum. Evaluations, site-specific and with varying emphases, were initiated at the Decatur, Joliet, and Sycamore sites. Students and parents responded to these evaluative measures: student follow-up, beginning and end of year questionnaire (students) or pre and post student attitudes and plans, pre and post self observation scale (students and parents), pre and post career guidance needs index survey (students and parents), on-site structured student interviews, and dropout/early leaver structured interviews. The statewide project benefited from the efforts and interest of state and local staff and excellent support and leadership from Research and Development, Department of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education. Data analysis and interpretation indicate satisfactory achievement of objectives. (Tables and evaluation measures are included.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Decision Making Skills, Dropout Attitudes, Experiential Learning, Formative Evaluation, Graduate Surveys, Interpersonal Competence, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Self Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Management Services, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.