ERIC Number: ED238650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Career Information and Hispanic High School Students.
Orum, Lori S.
Researchers gained useful information on the state of career education programs and their effectiveness for Hispanic youth by disaggregating the data from the Educational Testing Service's 1980 Survey of Career Information Systems in Secondary Schools. Despite the limitations of the study due to small sample size, the unrepresentative number of Hispanics included, and the omission of Puerto Rico, results indicated that Hispanic students tend to have a different experience with career education than do Blacks or Whites. Student data indicated that Hispanics, especially females, sought career information from counselors and parents less than did Blacks or Whites and that they turned to teachers, friends, and other resources more than Whites. They also sought different kinds of information. School data indicated that schools with high Hispanic enrollments were more likely to have career education directors, school-made career materials, and Spanish-language career materials, and less likely to have access to computer terminals. Field reviewers recommended changes in the structure of career information systems and delivery of services; the role, training, and selection of counselors; the type of materials and resources selected; and the type and degree of parental involvement. Participants in a National Council of La Raza symposium called for more research. (SB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Education, Career Guidance, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Delivery Systems, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Information Sources, Occupational Information, Program Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Research Problems, School Counselors, Sex Differences, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Career Education Directors; Educational Testing Service