ERIC Number: ED249962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
"On the Level". Formative Evaluation: Career Aspirations. Research Report 75.
Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
A formative evaluation was conducted of the instructional television program "What Next?" from the Career Aspirations unit of "On the Level," a series of 12 lessons designed to aid secondary school students in dealing with personal and social growth. A total of 127 students in 8 Chicago public school classes viewed the program. Data collection methods included a teacher questionnaire, observations of student reactions during viewing, analyses of post-viewing discussion, a student questionnaire, and an evaluator-led discussion. Overall the program was successful, elicited high student attention, and was appealing to students. It succeeded in transmitting the messages that students should not be afraid to discuss career options with their families, that anxiety about a career could be reduced by looking for more information on careers, and that most people experience anxiety about a career. The program also elicited teacher-led discussions which emphasized ways that students and teachers coped with career choices. However, an unusual amount of discussion focused on clarifying and criticizing program characters and situations, which detracted from the discussion of the intended outcomes. (LMM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anxiety, Career Choice, Career Development, Coping, Educational Television, Formative Evaluation, Material Development, Programing (Broadcast), Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Television Research, Television Viewing
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($20.00 for set of 8 reports).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; General Mills Foundation, Wayzata, MN.
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.