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ERIC Number: ED192030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
South Carolina Job Placement Services Effectiveness Survey. Final Technical Report.
National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
A survey was conducted to determine the effectiveness of job placement services provided to secondary vocational students in South Carolina high schools and vocational centers, to identify characteristics of effective placement service programs, and to identify efforts made by schools to overcome sex bias. Survey instruments consisting of a variety of question formats were designed and administered to teachers (1,000), administrators (277), students (1,000), and counselors (524). Variables considered included school size and type, vocational experience, sex, age, educational level, racial/ethnic background, and student employment status. Data summaries, frequency distributions determining the percent of respondants selecting particular question categories, and means and standard deviations calculations were performed. Respondant perceptions indicated a need for improved job placement services and revealed that vocational education programs offer limited or no job placement services to adult vocational students. Both faculty and students indicated the existence of some sex-role stereotyping. Recommendations included local and state efforts to provide goals and structures for job placement services, establishment of an advisory committee, development of model programs, development of an affirmative sex-equity program, inservice vocational education programs, and the implementation of strategies for encouraging students to pursue nontraditional careers. (Appendixes, constituting two-thirds of the document, contain survey statistics, objectives, and instruments.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Employment Counselors, Employment Services, Guidance Programs, High School Students, Job Placement, Program Effectiveness, School Counselors, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Employment, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
Identifiers: South Carolina
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