ERIC Number: ED186666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Meeting Guidance Needs of Vocational Education Students. Part I: Assessing the Capacity of the State College and University System to Prepare Future Educators and Counselors Skilled in Vocational Guidance. Part II: A Statewide Assessment of the Guidance and Counseling Support Needs of Vocational Education Students.
Downs, Marguerite; And Others
Part 1 of this two-part project assessed the capacity of the state colleges and universities to prepare vocational educators and counselors skilled in vocational guidance. It provided a quantitative analysis of present and needed capacity, a parallel analysis of local district plans for vocational education, and an analysis of occupational trends from national and state sources. Conclusions indicated that colleges and universities train enough counselors, but program standards are not uniform. Teachers need training in guidance skills, and teachers and counselors need to know more about the other's responsibilities. Part 2 surveyed and compared student needs for counseling and vocational guidance services as perceived by students, vocational education instructors, and counselors, and ascertained counselors' needs for professional training. Students indicated a need for help with job placement, courses and grades, and college selection. Professionals felt student needs were in the areas of personal management and interpersonal relationships. Counselors and teachers indicated a need to learn more about special needs students, community resources, job information, and career decision-making skills. Student needs for vocational guidance were frequently found to be inadequately met. (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Colleges, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Educational Assessment, Guidance Personnel, Institutional Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), State Surveys, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Universities, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Evening Coll.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to thin type.