ERIC Number: ED221650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Strategies for Implementing Microcomputer Career Education and Vocational Delivery Systems for Isolated School Areas, 1980-81. Final Report of Special Vocational Project.
A project was designed to provide students of isolated rural school areas with a microcomputer system that includes career education, prevocational, and vocational experiences. The system was to be incorporated into the Kansas Computerized Career Information System. The specific objectives of the project were (1) to develop a secondary-level program of career awareness and values, self-concept, work attitudes, decision making, and prevocational skills for a microcomputer program; (2) to develop and implement a secondary-level program of career exploration, job opportunities, job interviews, and life planning simulations for a microcomputer delivery system for secondary schools; (3) to implement the above-mentioned programs in three junior high schools in three Kansas school districts in 1981-1982; and (4) to design a program to provide students in isolated areas with basic knowledge about microcomputers. Five microcomputer programs were developed on the following topics: banking, career exploration, finding a job, job interviews, and job opportunities. Most of the 251 students who evaluated the program were highly satisfied with the educational content, presentation, ease of use, and interest level of the programs. While three of the four project objectives were accomplished successfully, accomplishment of the third is dependent upon future funding. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Delivery Systems, Employment Interviews, Information Systems, Job Search Methods, Microcomputers, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Rural Areas, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Lawrence Unified School District 497, KS.