Influences of a career curriculum on changes in vocational interests of mildly handicapped high school students Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a course of study developed at the University of Washington to provide a career education class at the beginning of the high school experience for special education students who are mildly handicapped in Tacoma Public Schools. The problem was to determine the change in career and vocational interests in students resulting from interaction between the student and a curriculum Implemented in the career education class. The treatment for the study was a career education program involving eighteen weeks of instruction. This program was designed to teach mildly handicapped students, grades 10-12 to use personal effectiveness techniques and activities to improve their self-esteem and behavioral control. Vocational assessment can assist in learning vocation strength/weaknesses and better understand job tasks common to occupational clusters. Through training in job seeking and retention, students should gain confidence in approaching employers requesting work for which they are qualified given their performance during work sampling. The Career Assessment Inventory was used to determine the subjects' interest relative to the Administrative Indices and General Theme scores provided by the test. The design for the study utilized a multivariate repeated measures design. The treatment was a career education program. T-Tests on four administrative subscales and General Theme scales will be taken as clusters for two multivariate repeated measures analysis to calculate differences in the pretest-posttest. Based on the results of the data using a multivariate repeated measures analysis, there appeared to be little evidence that the treatment had a significant effect on student's mean scores for the four (4) Administrative Indices or the six (6) General Theme scales. It can be concluded that the interaction of the students with the treatment does not influence a significant change in students' measured interests.
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