ERIC Number: ED248377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-22
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Guidance and Counseling Services. Final Report.
Hammock, Perry T.
This project was conducted to refine and expand previous research indicating the need for an instrument counselors can use in working with area secondary schools and potential students to assess their progress in making career and training decisions. Instruments developed during this research process were pilot tested at two area schools and initial results prepared. This continuation project stressed enhancement of initial results and assessment of the validity of research instruments. Participating in the project were over 3,500 students from 8 high schools representative of the region (1 urban, 3 suburban, 2 rural, 1 private, and 1 vocational school). Some of the procedures conducted during the project were the following: (1) research instruments were evaluated and altered to address areas of concern for articulation research; (2) the career planning survey was revised to facilitate administration and student completion; (3) 40 area schools were assisted during the funded period; (4) one high school was enabled to begin conducting longitudinal research on its students; (5) a specific research instrument was developed to be used at the Indiana School for the Deaf; (6) a needs assessment instrument to be used with parents was developed; and (7) a computer-based analysis system was developed. As a result of the project, the research instruments have been refined to the point that they may be used repeatedly with little change. They are expected to yield reliable information in the future. (Survey instruments and results constitute the bulk of this document.) (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Planning, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Research Tools, Research Utilization, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Test Validity, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Vocational Technical Coll., Indianapolis.
Identifiers: Indiana (Central)