ERIC Number: ED188085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Career Planning and Decision-Making Course for College Students. Final Evaluation Report, December, 1979.
Barker, Sandra B.
The Career Planning and Decision-Making (CPDM) course for college, one component in a set of career exploration materials developed by the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, was evaluated in two field tests. During 1977 the first field test was conducted to obtain formative information about the student text. Findings revealed that the CPDM course had a positive impact on student selection of a college major, knowledge of the world of work, decision-making processes, and level of career planning. In 1979, following extensive textual revisions, a second field test, using a formative-summative model, evaluated the effectiveness of the CPDM course as a whole and on selected course components. Formative evaluation results suggested a need to revise the instructor's guide in terms of time and class management and to streamline the instructional portions of the student text. Summative evaluation data indicated that instructors were highly satisfied with the course content and that students found the course activities to be personally satisfying and useful. (The appendices contain samples of form letters and data collection instruments used in the field tests.) (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.