Implementation and evaluation of a career guidance program for grade nine students in a rural Newfoundland school : an alternative to prevocational education

McCarthy, Marie Elizabeth Catherine (1976) Implementation and evaluation of a career guidance program for grade nine students in a rural Newfoundland school : an alternative to prevocational education. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop, implement and evaluate a career guidance programme as an alternative to the Seal Cove Prevocational Programme for the attainment of a career educative objective. -- The career guidance programme was carried out with an academic and general grade nine class in Mobile school, a rural Newfoundland central high school. The programme consisted of a variety of activities designed to give the student insight into occupational opportunities and into their own interests and abilities. The objectives of the programme were to increase the students' knowledge of themselves and the world of work, and to help them realistically relate their own self-characteristics to occupational opportunities. -- A criterion of career development for the ninth grade level was established and a career knowledge instrument to measure this criterion was developed. -- The career guidance programme was evaluated by pretest and posttest administrations of the career knowledge instrument. The programme was compared with the Seal Cove Prevocational Programme by a posttest administration of the career knowledge instrument to a sample of 150 grade nine academic and general students in the Conception Bay area who had been involved in the Prevocational Programme. A t-test and an analysis of variance were carried out on the data related to the questions of the Project. -- The results showed that for both the academic and general students in Mobile there was a significant increase in their mean scores from the pretest to the posttest administration of the career knowledge instrument. In addition, on the posttest administration of the career knowledge instrument the mean scores of the grade nine students in Mobile were significantly higher than those scores of the grade nine students involved in the Seal Cove Prevocational Programme. -- The conclusion was made that the experimental programme, the career guidance programme, achieved the overall goal of increasing the career knowledge of the students, whereas the Seal Cove Prevocational Programme was not effective in the achievement of this goal. -- Finally, recommendations for further research were made concerning career guidance programmes, prevocational programmes and the career knowledge instrument.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7662
Item ID: 7662
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 89-93.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1976
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Conception Bay South--Seal Cove
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Vocational guidance--Newfoundland and Labrador

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