ERIC Number: ED164775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Classrooms beyond School Walls for Grades K-12. Mamaroneck Career Education Project. Final Report.
Mamaroneck Union Free School District 1, NY.
This document contains two reports on the Classrooms beyond Walls Career Education Project conducted by the Mamaroneck Union Free School District and the Sound Consortium for grades K-12 in the 1975-76 school year. The final report summarizes the project's major objectives (increasing self-awareness and decision-making skills, training teachers in curriculum modification for career education, and coordinating more closely in the world of work and education), the learning activities of the school districts in the Consortium, the dissemination activities and goals of the Consortium, and the special problems of financial support and staff hiring and training. The summative evaluation report which was prepared by a third party discusses the preparation, administration, and analysis of (1) career education pretests/posttests for senior and eighth-grade English classes, high school science classes, and fifth- and sixth-grade newspaper units; (2) a pretest/posttest for the Career Internship Program, and (3) a staff questionnaire on attitudes toward career education. Recommendations in the evaluation report include the following: since community involvement is fundamental to this project, teachers and students need to learn more about and utilize more fully community employers and opportunities for educational experiences; career education classroom materials, such as curriculum guides, need to be developed; and a conceptual framework for career education should be created, describing the program content, its relationship to other subjects, and its sequencing over grades K-12. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Community Involvement, Demonstration Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English Education, Experiential Learning, Financial Needs, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Internship Programs, Journalism Education, Learning Activities, Models, Needs Assessment, Personnel Needs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Student Attitudes, Success, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mamaroneck Union Free School District 1, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974