Teaching for the future : evaluating intern teachers' career education projects
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
A teacher-training program was introduced to enable intern teachers to integrate career education projects into their mainstream Grade 1 through Grade 12 courses. This non-experimental study used quantitative and qualitative content analysis to examine the effectiveness of 46 career education projects and their corresponding 75 types of career education interventions that were implemented by 46 intern teachers. Forty-six project reports and 1034 student evaluation surveys were examined to determine general trends in project strengths, challenges, and recommendations for future career education projects. The results of this investigation corroborated extant research, as students benefited from engaging in a variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences that allowed them to engage in self-exploration and identify potential careers of interest. Implications for future research and practice are provided.
career education , career education projects , course integration , Grades 1-12 , intern teachers