ERIC Number: ED348467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Project GROW. Final Project Report, January 1989 to June 30, 1989.
Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY.
This document contains a final project report and curriculum modules from Project GROW, which measured the impact of training on the self-esteem and career awareness of homeless and single parents/displaced homemakers before and after program completion. Project GROW resulted from Project WORTH (Work Opportunity Readiness for the Homeless). The project overview describes the pre- and posttesting of the self-esteem and career awareness of 25 Project WORTH/GROW participants and 25 other single parents/displaced homemakers, showing comparable improvements in self-esteem in both groups and higher career awareness outcomes for GROW participants who attended workshops. Also included are information about the Project GROW video, accomplishments and recommendations, and case studies of seven WORTH participants. Appendices contain the following: news article; Career Assessment Center brochure; sample vocational assessment; Barksdale Self-Esteem Evaluation; list of GROW workshops; workshop evaluation form; pretest/posttest results for WORTH participants; pretest/posttest results for control group; self-esteem pretest comparisons; self-esteem posttest comparisons; and GROW video outline and script. Career awareness and self-esteem curriculum modules each contain three lessons. The career awareness modules address the following: increasing awareness of career options, determining interests and suitable career choices using Self Directed Search, and using the Occupations Finder and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The three self-esteem modules are as follows: introduction to self-esteem and related emotions, evaluating self-esteem using the Barksdale Self-Esteem Evaluation, and improving self-esteem. Each lesson consists of major concept, supporting concept, behavioral objectives, and instructional strategies. (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Directed Search