Practicum Action Inquiry – Legal Issues
Cindy L Percy
Grand Canyon University: EDA 555
March 12, 2014
Practicum Action Inquiry
The following is a template of the Practicum Inquiry Action Document. This resource identifies a problem statement dealings with the situation the author was assigned to investigate investigation. In this particular case, the issue was the impact of following up on the Arizona State mandated Educational Career Action Plans, (ECAP) and how this increased emphasis on career planning will impact surveys of graduates at Holbrook High School.
Course: EDA 555
Statement of the Problem
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In June of 2010, AZ adopted the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS.)
What actions is HHS taking to address this issue? What is done across the cohorts to address the need for ECAPs for every student? Reponses to these questions include the increased student career exploration time – freshman: 2 weeks during the industrial technologies CTE rotation, sophomores- 2 weeks in World History/Geography classes , juniors – 2 weeks during American/Arizona history and seniors: 2 week in senior English and the senior essay devoted to post-secondary plans.
Importance or Significance of the Study
In conjunction with the adoption of the AZCRRS, Holbrook High School re-vamped the entire guidance curriculum and organizational map to aid in addressing these concerns.
Topics in the Literature Review
A literature review for this study includes data taken from the State of Arizona’s Department of Education website: http://www.azed.gov/azccrs/files/2013/10/arizonas-college-and career-ready-standards-general-overview_10072013.pdf; as well as information on the importance of increased career education in secondary schools, and journal articles related to school-based responses to ECAP implementation in Arizona since 2009.
In an effort to see the impact on post –secondary planning for students at Holbrook High School is impacted by the changes resulting from the new organizational plan focus, the methodology used will be a co relational research design – examining how the 2 week instruction periods impact the final survey given students prior to graduation – data will be collected from each cohort using the standard graduation cohort questionnaire, investigating student choice of career, possible training options, employment choices, community college plans or 4 year college choices.
Data will be collected by guidance counselors in 3 different high schools I northeastern Arizona – Holbrook High School, Joseph City High School and Winslow High School. Graduating seniors will be assessed at the beginning of the school year and just prior to graduation. These survey responses will be correlated with observations and individual student interviews,...