Implementation and evaluation of a career education program for grade XI credit in a rural Newfoundland regional high school

Hennebury, John Francis Anthony (1980) Implementation and evaluation of a career education program for grade XI credit in a rural Newfoundland regional high school. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a career education program, Creating a Career, at the grade eleven level in a rural Newfoundland Regional High School in which students who successfully completed the program received credit towards the Newfoundland Department of Education high school graduation certificate. -- The program was carried out with a group of academic grade eleven students. The objectives of the program were to increase the students' knowledge of themselves, the world of work, decision-making and job search skills. -- Four different instruments were used in the evaluation of program processes and three different instruments were utilized in the evaluation of learner outcomes. A control group from the same community was used for comparative purposes. Both the control and experimental groups received pretest and posttest administrations of a career knowledge instrument and a self-rating questionnaire that were devised from the instructional objectives of the career education course. An F-test was carried out on the data related to the questions of the study. -- The results showed that the experimental group had quite high and significant increases in the mean scores from pretest to the posttest administrations of both the career knowledge instrument and the self-rating questionnaire whereas the control group increases in mean scores were marginal. -- Based on the results obtained from the different evaluation instruments, it was concluded that the experimental program, the career education course, achieved the overall goal of increasing the career knowledge of students. -- Finally, recommendations were made for future consideration. Some of them were that career education courses be made available to all high school students and that emphasis be placed on individual counselling as well as on practical, down to earth, hands on kinds of career education activities. Recommendations for further research were also made.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4357
Item ID: 4357
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 97-104.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1980
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Vocational education--Newfoundland and Labrador

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