ERIC Number: ED256942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Occupational Orientation Programs in Texas. Final Report.
Hollenback, Kathryn; And Others
A project consisting of two followup studies, a literature review, and a pilot study was conducted to evaluate the occupational orientation curriculum and occupational orientation teacher education programs currently in existence in Texas and to recommend changes needed to update them. Various survey instruments were administered to participants at the 1983 State Workshop for Vocational Guidance Personnel in Austin, teachers and administrators involved in delivery of the occupational orientation curriculum at the local level, students participating in occupational orientation programs (both before and after they completed the curriculum), and local education agencies that had previously conducted their own evaluations of local occupational orientation programs. Personal testimony and individual success stories relating to the value of the occupational orientation curriculum abounded, thus supporting the conclusion that Texas should be proud of its occupational orientation program. However, the program was not found to be without problems. Several problems in the areas of curriculum development, teacher certification, program management, and evaluation were noted, and recommendations to address these problems were formulated. (This report consists of six independent sections detailing the various phases of the study and presenting the six questionnaires administered during the project.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Followup Studies, Junior High Schools, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Pilot Projects, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas