ERIC Number: ED190795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Physically Handicapped Career Internship Program. Career Education Program Project Performance Report, July 1, 1978-September 30, 1979.
This document contains the performance report, evaluation, and appended materials of a project to develop and implement a career exploration internship for physically handicapped students involving industry participation and educational support. The performance report discusses activities, including staff hiring, internship site development, student recruitment, and adaptation and creation of materials for the academic component of the program--a series of five workshops. The evaluation report focuses on three major components of the evaluation plan: (1) quantitative component (assessing career objectives), measured by the Physically Handicapped (PH) Program Questionnaire; (2) qualitative component (evaluating unanticipated consequences of the program), consisting of student and employer exit interviews; and (3) formative evaluation, consisting of ongoing interviews with staff, direct observation, and biweekly documentation. These conclusions are reported: the quantitative component did not provide evidence of reliable, meaningful effects on learner objectives, but the qualitative component pointed to real change in students' attitudes towards work and education and in their concrete career plans. Appendixes, amounting to well over one-half of the document, include the PH Program Questionnaire, Student and Employer Exit Interview formats, workshop materials (both course outline and revised version), employer questionnaire, project brochure, and final project packet of complete information on program development and implementation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Course Descriptions, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Industry, Internship Programs, Material Development, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Recruitment, Summative Evaluation, Work Attitudes, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Student Affairs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974