ERIC Number: ED193461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
Career Guidance for Academically Gifted Female Students: A Coordination of Resources to Develop Human Potential. Final Report, October 1, 1978, to September 30, 1979.
A project designed and demonstrated a career guidance model for academically gifted female students to overcome problems associated with non-traditional career choices and sex-role stereotyping. Academically gifted females were identified in grades 6 and 10-12. Parent involvement was actively solicited to facilitate non-traditional career decisions. Student training and information activities included (1) Creative Life Planning Seminar for senior girls, (2) Career Information Newsletter for grades 9-12, (3) Advertising Club Workshop, (4) Grade 9 home arts instructional unit, (5) Multiplying Options workshop for secondary math and science teachers, (6) school representatives workshops, (7) workshop to acquaint staff with useful community programs, (8) Occupational Choices and Lifestyles staff workshop, and (9) distribution of printed materials on sex stereotyping to teachers and counselors. Evaluation activities assessed if people affected by the project saw a need for kinds of activities sponsored by the project and if target populations perceived project activities as useful. Data was collected from student, parent, district staff, and project activity assessment instruments and record data. The project was found to be effective despite school staff constraints. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include the semi-annual report, printed materials distributed to teachers and counselors, and Creative Life Planning Seminar materials.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Community Programs, Community Resources, Counselor Role, Decision Making, Demonstration Programs, Employment Opportunities, Females, Grade 6, Nontraditional Occupations, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Role, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Great Falls Public Schools, MT.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974