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ERIC Number: ED201766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Career Information Workshops, 1978-79.
McKinlay, Bruce
This publication reports an Oregon project to organize workshops to enable interested people to learn about the full range of benefits and requirements of a state career information system and to initiate the local developmental process if they decide to proceed. Chapter 1 addresses the need for Career Information Workshops and workshop development. Chapter 2 overviews the workshop program, including site solicitation (process, workshop site selection), local planning activities (physical arrangements, participant invitation process), attendance, workshop agenda (a sample agenda with explanatory notes and participant evaluations is provided), workshop evaluation, and workshop followup (steering committee, followup assistance). Impact of the workshops and followup are also briefly discussed. Chapter 3 makes some observations about the role of seven influences in shaping the project and determining its outcome. These are (1) technical characteristics of career information systems, (2) uncertainties of federal assistance and aggressive commercial marketing of delivery systems, (3) quality of workshop materials, (4) abilities of workshop presenters, (5) developmental evaluation strategy that produced improvements even during the project, (6) followup technical assistance made possible by the grant, and (7) key role played by workshop site coordinators and local leaders. The evaluation form is appended. (YLB)
Career Information System, University of Oregon, 247 Hendricks Hall, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Career Information System.
Identifiers: Career Information System; Oregon
Note: For related documents see CE 028 707-710. Sponsored in part by The National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee.