ERIC Number: ED183816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Incremental Improvement of a K-12 Career Education Program. Final Report, July 1, 1977-June 30, 1978.
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Monterey, CA.
A project was designed to promote innovation in instructional procedures, curriculum development, collaborative community involvement, and staff development for incremental improvements in a comprehensive K-12 career education program. The fifteen project components focused on (1) applications of basic skills (reading, writing, and math) in regular classrooms to real and simulated experiences; (2) increased variety of career awareness, exploration, and preparation experiences; (3) improved student understanding of basic economic principles; (4) improved parent involvement; (5) development of a community-wide career education advisory council; and (6) extensive staff development to improve integration of career education activities in regular classrooms. By the end of the project period over 50% of the students in tne Monterey Peninsula Unified School District were involved in one or more of the project activities. Outcome evaluations of the implemented components showed improvements in expanding students' repertoire of interests, economic understanding, and increased knowledge of various career options; no consistent increase in students' achievements in the basic skills as measured by standardized tests which could be attributed to career education activities; and improved staff understanding and involvement in career education activities. (Each component is presented in a one-page format, including objective, activities, evaluation plan, and findings.) (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advisory Committees, Basic Skills, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Consumer Economics, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Integrated Activities, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Monterey, CA.
Note: For related documents see ED 132 284 and ED 138 786.