ERIC Number: ED210482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Providing Vocational Counseling Services to Adult Basic Education Students. Final Report.
Indiana Vocational Technical Coll., Indianapolis.
Project SEARCH (also titled "A Model for Providing Vocational Counseling Services to Adult Basic Education Students) investigated methods of providing counseling services with basic education programs while serving as a model counseling program. Designed to increase adult basic education (ABE) students' self-awareness, decision-making and goal-setting skills, knowledge and use of community resources, and job-seeking skills, Project SEARCH provided individual counseling services to 33 students and group counseling to 12 students. Because the emphasis of the project was on the counseling process rather than on counseling tools, only one counseling tool was purchased for the project--the Self-Directed Search. Other tools used were simple paper and pencil exercises. Included among these project-developed tools were a needs assessment, a goal-attainment profile, a student/counselor contact sheet, and a client/counselor agreement. Counseling sessions focused on skills identification, values clarification, communication skills, the relationship of personality characteristics to the career decision-making process, and improving job search skills. From an analysis of student evaluations, pre-post-counseling tests, and retention/separation data, project staff found that approximately 75 percent of those involved made significant progress. (Appended to the report are the above-mentioned counseling tools.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Career Counseling, Communication Skills, Community Resources, Counseling Services, Decision Making Skills, Demography, Demonstration Programs, Group Counseling, Individual Counseling, Job Search Methods, Models, Objectives, Personality Traits, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Values Clarification
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Vocational Technical Coll., Indianapolis.
Identifiers: Project SEARCH; Self Directed Search