Development, implementation and evaluation of a short-term career awareness program for delivery to rural schools in Newfoundland

Wilson, Nancy Hilda (1979) Development, implementation and evaluation of a short-term career awareness program for delivery to rural schools in Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The purpose of this study was to develop, implement and evaluate a short-term Career Awareness program for delivery to ninth grade students attending rural schools in Newfoundland. – Two hundred and six student from 10 rural schools Participated in this study. Students from one-half the participating schools were post-test only after participation in the program, while the remaining students were pre-tested and post-tested with the Career Maturity Inventory (CMI). The two-hour audio-visual program was administered to students during the first two weeks of February and the first two weeks of March, 1979. Each Career Awareness program contained four (4) film-strips, two (2) cassette tapes with recordings on each side, student work sheets to accompany the filmstrips, and a Career Awareness Teacher Manual. A teacher evaluation form was sent to each participating teacher to assess the teacher’s reaction to the program. – The results of the CMI were analyzed to answer each research question. T-tests were conducted on the data to determine if any significant differences existed in career maturity as a result of exposure to the program, if significant differences existed between the February and March groups, and if significant differences existed between mean scores of students who attended schools with a part-time counsellor and schools with no counsellor. The results of the analysis of variance indicated that significant differences did exist between the mean pre-test and post-test scores of the groups who were administered both tests. Significant differences did not occur in any other analysis of variance. – The results of the evaluation form were analyzed to assess the teacher’s reaction to the Career Awareness program. The results of the analysis of the data indicated that teachers who administered the program felt it was effective with respect to the audio and visual portions. The results revealed that the teachers felt their students would also rate the program as being effective. In addition, all teachers surveyed indicated a willingness to use the program again. – The conclusion was that significant differences did not occur in career maturity as a result of participation in the program, as measured by the CMI; however, teachers assessed the program as being effective and useful.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9950
Item ID: 9950
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 57-60.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1979
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Career education; Vocational guidance.

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