ERIC Number: ED166421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Documents from State Departments of Education Relating to Comprehensive Career Guidance Programs and of FY 1974 and 1975 Part C Project Documents Relating to Guidance. Research and Development Series No. 133.
Vetter, Louise; Ransom, Robert M.
Fifty states and Washington, D.C., were invited to submit documents for an analysis relating to comprehensive career guidance programs (CCGP). These documents were prepared by state departments of education and directors of FY 1974 and 1975 projects funded through the Vocational Education Research Program under Section 131 of Part C of the Vocational Education Act of 1963. Criteria for the components of a CCGP were established with the aid of a consultant panel. Findings from the analysis included the following: (1) none of the documents contained all the CCGP components, but all the components were represented in the documents collectively; (2) the components of "Evaluation" and "Goals and Objectives" appeared most often in all documents; (3) the components of "Research Provisions" and "Information or Communications Networks" appeared least often in state documents; (4) the components of "Program Planning and Program Management" and "Information and Communications Networks" appeared least often in Part C documents; and (5) Part C documents mentioned culturally diverse and special groups more often than state documents, though the percentage was still very low. The analysis led to eight major conclusions and ten recommendations for the improvement and strengthening of career guidance around the following needs: information exchange; sustained technical assistance; program development, demonstration, and research; guidance personnel development; and the possibilities for facilitating cooperation and coordination among the different administrative units involved in CCGP. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Comprehensive Guidance, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Federal Programs, Guidance Programs, Information Networks, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Research Utilization, Staff Development, State Programs, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Vocational Education Act 1963 Section 131 Part C