ERIC Number: ED193445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
State Fair Community College Experienced-Based Career Education, 1979-1980. Final Report. Third Party Evaluation Report, June 30, 1980.
Neely, Margery A.
This report describes the third party evaluation of the State Fair Community College Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) program's third (and final) year. Forty-one tenth and eleventh grade students participated in the program and were matched for evaluation with similar nonparticipating control groups. Evaluation instruments included Career Development Inventory, Stannell academic progress and achievement tests, and local measures. The evaluation concluded that program objectives, aimed at promoting community knowledge of and help with experience-based learning, increasing students' career exploration opportunities, integrating academic and vocational education, and encouraging development of student attitudes and skills relative to a changing society, generally were met. Evaluation of student outcome objectives showed mixed results. Although all EBCE students met the objective of maintaining an acceptable level of performance in academic skills, they varied in attaining the objectives related to acquiring positive work habits, positive attitudes, and career decision-making skills; commitment to career development activities; increase of career skills; and knowledge of career options. The evaluator recommended follow-up study of both EBCE and control students five and ten years after participation, better measures of student work habits, and replication of the results in a similar geographical area that had several years of career education infusion. (Student questionnaires pre- and post-EBCE are included.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Extended Services.