ERIC Number: ED024385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Essential Vocational Guidance Services and Their Implementations in the Public Junior Colleges of California.
Shaw, Gerald Henry
The purposes of this dissertation were (1) to identify vocational guidance services and practices considered essential by authorities in the field for provision by the public junior colleges of California, (2) to determine the extent of their current implementation in these institutions, (3) to report the factors judged by certain administrators in the colleges to have been the most helpful and the most retarding to the implementation of these essentials, and (4) to assemble a set of guidelines for establishing and developing meaningful vocational guidance programs in these institutions. Based primarily on a review of the literature and on discussions with junior college personnel and guidance leaders, the study involved a compilation of items describing specific vocational guidance services and related practices. Of these, 70 were incorporated into an appraisal instrument that was submitted to a select panel of experts for critical review. A revised questionnaire was mailed to all public junior colleges in the state. A 92% return was obtained. Among the conclusions reached were: (1) a critical requirement exists for effective vocational programs; (2) a large number of vocational services considered essential for institutions were identified; (3) the statewide survey of essentials showed that very few were judged to be implemented at a very high or very low level; and (4) considerable improvement can be made in the implementation of essentials by most colleges and in most areas of service. (Author/DG)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.