ERIC Number: ED240333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Counseling Project. Final Report, 1982-83.
Teaneck Board of Education, NJ.
The Vocational Counseling Project was undertaken to provide secondary-level handicapped students, who were identified as possible dropouts, with vocational counseling and support to facilitate post-high school adjustment. In addition, project staff were supposed to determine the readiness of secondary-level handicapped students for work placement, to serve as liaison between special education teachers and the district vocational placement counselor, and to serve as liaison to county social service agencies. During the project, members of the project staff conducted screening interviews to select students, provided individual counseling and assessment services, implemented student employment and parent workshops, worked to enhance staff interaction, developed a career library, and held a vocational and career fair. In all, services were provided for 92 students in five classrooms. Based on exit interviews with the students participating in the project, on attendance and tardiness data from the five participating in the project, and on attendance and tardiness data from the five participating classrooms, it was concluded that student attendance improved significantly after participation in the counseling project. Data from worksite supervisor and classroom teacher ratings, however, failed to indicate any significant improvement in student attitudes and behaviors after participation in the vocational counseling program. (This report includes a series of tables and charts summarizing data on student performance before and after participation in the project.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Teaneck Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey; Vocational Counseling Project NJ