ERIC Number: ED189282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Career Education Program, K-12. Federal Catalog Number 13.554. Final Performance Report.
Uintah School District, Vernal, UT.
This program attempted to plan, develop, and implement a comprehensive community-involvement career education program for grades K-12 in the Uintah School District (Utah), which has approximately 5,000 students in a remote, rural setting. Project activities included (1) conducting a needs assessment of students, teachers, and parents for career education; (2) developing and completing a program of staff inservice; (3) the development and implementation of a career awareness program for the elementary schools, including the procuring, equiping, and staffing of a mobile trailer to serve as career resource center for all elementary schools; (4) the development and implementation of a career exploration knowlege and preparation program in the secondary schools; (5) development of career curriculum materials; and (6) involving the community in partnerships. The evaluation design for the project was a pre- and post- criterion-referenced test design utilizing both product and process evaluations. Overall, the third-party evaluations concluded that the program met the established objectives, improved the curricula of the district, and helped students become more aware of career education and better prepared for the world of work. (The career education survey and questionnaires, the elementary curriculum guide, and the secondary curriculum guide are appended.) (LRA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Curriculum Guides, Data, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Rural Schools, School Districts, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Uintah School District, Vernal, UT.