ERIC Number: ED327744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Career Guidance in Michigan Schools. An Opinion Research Study of Career Guidance Professionals.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Project Outreach, the opinion research division of the Michigan State Board of Education, conducted a study on the current status of career guidance in Michigan public schools, using in-depth telephone interviews with career guidance professionals (N=445) in November and December of 1989. The interview questionnaire, developed with the advice of counselors, career guidance administrators, and teacher training educators, covered a wide range of topics pertaining to career guidance programs: their components and organization; extent of approval by local school boards; categories of students provided with services; starting points for career guidance activities; use of the Employability Development Plan by career guidance professionals; extent of career resource center; assistance provided to parents; strengths and weaknesses of programs; role of professionals in budgeting for career guidance; use of advisory committees; the need for support from the Michigan Department of Education; student preparation and career opportunities; use of the Michigan Occupational Information System; services for students at risk and disabled students; self esteem problems and career decision making; role of job placement in career guidance; use of tests; use of support staff; and extent and content of career education classes in Michigan. This document presents findings from the Project Outreach study. Respondents are categorized by school district locale: urban, suburban, small town, and rural. Demographic data on respondents are included, and the questionnaire is appended. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.