ERIC Number: ED189394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of K-12 Career Education: A Status Report. Monographs on Career Education.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
This review of the research on the evaluation of career education provides a review and synthesis of five major publications prepared for and/or published for the United States Office of Education and considers a number of problems and promises facing evaluators of career education in the eighties. Reviewed are reports prepared by Tuckman and Carducci in 1974, Development Associates in 1975, Enderlin in 1976, Bhaerman in 1977, and Bonnet in 1978. It is noted that no other small program within the Office of Education has devoted so much attention to evaluating its effectiveness on such a sustained basis. The overall conclusion stated is that the available evidence is more positive than negative, i.e., at present there is more reason to believe that career education is effective than that it isn't. Four issues discussed as concerns for evaluation in the eighties are "the career education treatment" (identifying what has been done in the name of "career education"); the need for immediate evaluation criteria for learner outcomes; finding and using proper control groups; and conducting longitudinal studies of the teaching-learning process. (MEK)
Descriptors: Career Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, National Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Research Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States