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ERIC Number: ED019717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 32
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Reference Count: 0
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A NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR EVALUATION OF OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION.
PERRONE, PHILIP A.; GROSS, LOLA
A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION LITERATURE AND AN EVALUATION OF ITS USE BY SECONDARY SCHOOL PERSONNEL WERE CONDUCTED. ANALYSIS SHOWED THAT THE EVALUATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS HELD TRUE FOR ALL REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES. FURTHER ANALYSIS INDICATED THAT COUNSELORS' RESPONSES WERE NOT AFFECTED BY SUCH SITUATIONAL VARIABLES AS STUDENT DESTINATION AFTER GRADUATION, TIME SPENT IN COUNSELING, AND PUPIL-COUNSELOR RATIO. THE RESPONSES BY THE LIBRARIANS SHOWED THAT--(1) SENIOR BOYS MADE THE GREATEST USE OF OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION AND NINTH- AND 10TH-GRADE BOYS THE LEAST, (2) THE OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK, PAMPHLETS FROM PRIVATE PUBLISHERS, AND GENERAL BOOKS WERE THE MOST COMMON SOURCES, AND (3) ACCURACY AND READABILITY WERE THE REASONS GIVEN FOR STUDENTS' USE OF THESE SOURCES. THE VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTORS MENTIONED TEXTBOOKS, PERIODICALS, AND THE DICTIONARY OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES AS OTHER FREQUENTLY USED SOURCES. THE COUNSELORS' RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE SUGGESTED THAT COUNSELORS ARE GENERALLY SATISFIED WITH THE AVAILABLE INFORMATION IF THEY FEEL COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS HAVE THE GREATEST INFORMATION NEED, WHILE COUNSELORS WHO FEEL TERMINAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE THE GREATEST NEED ARE GENERALLY DISSATISFIED. THE OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK WAS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION. THE MAJOR CRITICISM OF BOTH DESCRIPTIVE AND OUTLOOK SOURCES WAS THAT NOT ENOUGH ASPECTS OF THE JOB WERE COVERED, AND THOSE ASPECTS WHICH WERE COVERED LACKED DETAIL. (CG)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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