ERIC Number: ED193478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Career Decisions: A Program of the Indianapolis Public Schools. Final Evaluation Report.
Bonnet, Deborah G.; Richert, Mary K.
This report documents a third-party evaluation of Career Decisions, an elective career exploration course to investigate the program's effectiveness in achieving its student outcome objectives. The report is organized into chapters by five general evaluation questions: (1) What did students experience in the classroom components?, (2) What did students experience in the site component?, (3) What do participating employers think of Career Decisions?, (4) What did students think of Career Decisions?, and (5) What did students learn from Career Decisions? These data collection methods to answer these questions are described: teacher logs (question 1), employer questionnaires (questions 2 and 3), student questionnaires (questions 4, 2, and 5), and fourteen student outcome measures (question 5). The final (and most lengthy) chapter discusses nine learner outcome objectives. Evaluation of each objective is presented in this format: classroom emphasis, student-reported learning, and measures (sample items, design, and results). Major findings were that student overall ratings of the program were high, 92% of the participating employers responding endorsed the program, students demonstrated at least partial achievement of eight of nine objectives, and Career Decisions students continued to explore their career interests on their own after program completion. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Decision Making Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Employer Attitudes, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Interviews, Job Search Methods, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Student Experience, Summative Evaluation, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Educational Directions, Crawfordsville, IN.