Evaluation of a pre-university program for senior secondary students making career choices : implicatons for program design and university promotional activities
This research evaluated an innovative pre-university program designed to assist senior secondary students interested in early childhood decide on their career choices. Pre- and post-surveys completed by the 19 participants determined first the content and experiences to be included in the program and then the extent to which the progam met the participants' needs and expectations. On campus lectures for 1 hour per week over 5 weeks were complemented by 2 practical sessions at relevant educational sites in weeks 2 and 4. The findings have implications for the design of these types of programs and for promotional activities of universities servicing rural and regional Australia.