ERIC Number: ED256787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Three Components of the Career Education Program in the Montgomery County Public Schools.
Holmes, Dennis H.
The Department of Career and Vocational Education of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Maryland offers students a variety of services to help develop awareness, explore options, and prepare for career roles. In the spring of 1983, three career components were evaluated by the Department of Educational Accountability: (1) the Executive Internship Program for selected eleventh and twelfth graders, started in the 1970's; (2) the School-Based Internship programs offered in many MCPS high schools since the 1960's; and (3) the Career Education Infusion Process (at the secondary level), which integrates curriculum with career education objectives for grades K-12 and was initiated in 1982. Quantitative survey research methods were used to collect data on the two internship programs from participants, parents, sponsors, guidance counselors, and school coordinators. Semi-structured interviews of teachers, principals and other staff were used for the infusion process program. The study found the two internship programs strong and successful as of May, 1983, however, findings on the Career Education Infusion Process indicated little progress, and many barriers to the implementation process. An addendum contains a rejoinder by the Department of Career and Vocational Education Staff with charts of the career education guidance and instruction components. (BS)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Education, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Field Experience Programs, Grade 11, High School Seniors, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.