ERIC Number: ED230746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Disseminating an Activity-Based Learning Experience Booklet for Student Self-Development in Career Orientation. Final Report. Project Number: E79-4.
Childers, John H., Jr.; Rolloff, John A.
A project was undertaken to develop and disseminate an activity-based learning experience booklet to enhance student self-development in career orientation classes at the junior high school level. Included among the major project activities were the following: identification of an appropriate needs assessment instrument; administration of a needs assessment survey to 447 students in 25 Arkansas junior high schools to determine their perceived career educational needs; development of a set of self-developmental activities for inclusion in a series of three workbooks dealing with life planning, values, and decision making; a review of the workbooks; and implementation of day-long training sessions for 21 Arkansas career orientation teachers. After necessary revisions were completed on the workbooks, 400 copies of them were disseminated to career orientation teachers throughout Arkansas. A comparison of the results of pretests and posttests designed to measure students' self-development and career educational needs supported the effectiveness of the project-developed materials in teaching self-development concepts in grades 7, 8, and 9. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Decision Making, Educational Needs, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Self Actualization, State Programs, State Surveys, Teacher Workshops, Values, Workbooks
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas