ERIC Number: ED183801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Planning to Implement Career Education. A Process Evaluation of a Work Conference for State Coordinators of Career Education and State Planning Project Directors (Windsor Locks, Connecticut, April 6-7, 1978).
Taylor, Margaret W.
A work conference titled "Planning to Implement Career Education" was developed as one of several scheduled activities of the project, State Leadership in Implementing Career Education (see CE 024 346). The target population of the work conference was the state coordinators of career education and state plan directors. Thirty persons, representing twenty-six states, federal offices, and other organizations took part in the conference. A process evaluation was employed to assess the presenters, participant reaction, conference leadership and support, conference materials, conference format and scheduling, and context factors. Overall, the conference was considered a worthwhile experience for the majority of those in attendance. Recommendations were made based on this evaluation for planning future staff development programs. Some of these recommendations included the following: (1) workshop objectives should be clearly defined, stated in writing, and disseminated to participants at least two weeks in advance of the workshop/conference; (2) if the focus of the workshop/conference is on an area where the majority of the group may have some expertise and knowledge, an assessment of the extent of this knowledge base should be conducted prior to the opening of the workshop/conference; and (3) workshop/conference sites should be selected with a number of criteria being considered, such as accessibility by public transporation and size and comfort of meeting rooms. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974