ERIC Number: ED120579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Guidance, Counseling, Placement and Follow-up in Selected Illinois Schools.
Burgener, V. E.; Stark, Robert L.
The study described in the report was made to determine the status of guidance, counseling, placement, and followup services in selected Illinois schools and to make recommendations for improvement. Study tasks included surveying 16 schools (by mail and by on-site visits) and interpreting the collected data. Six community colleges, six high schools, and four area vocational centers were the institutions chosen for the study. A generalized profile of guidance and counseling services was prepared indicating where guidance staff performed coordinating and/or consultation functions and where these roles were assumed by teachers and counselors. Composite information from the three types of schools includes student, teacher, and counselor perceptions of the services. Placement and followup services in the sample schools varied, with data not always available, although it was found that the employment rate of graduates and even dropouts was quite high. Recommendations include a coordinated career education program with component guidance and counseling services at the K-14 level, additional guidance and counseling staff with professional training a prerequisite to certification, better articulation, and required job placement services and first-year followup of all enrollees. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Guidance Programs, Job Placement, Placement, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, School Surveys, Secondary Education, State Schools, Tables (Data), Teacher Role, Vocational Followup, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Midwest Educational Research Evaluation and Training Center, Champaign, IL.