ERIC Number: ED334451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Counselors in Vocational Guidance: The Process and the Outcomes in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Research Div.
The Vocational Inservice Program (VIP) for Public School Counselors in Oklahoma apprised counselors of the role of career development, vocational guidance, and vocational education and raised their awareness of the resources and opportunities available to them and their students. VIP was composed of three 2-day workshops that offered training for 16 comprehensive high school counselors. A pretest-posttest design was used, with an instrument developed for the study. The instrument consisted of 40, five-point Likert-scaled items followed by five open-ended questions about program expectations (pretest) or program outcomes (posttest). Results showed that VIP had a positive impact on the participants' perceptions with regard to career development, vocational guidance, and vocational education. Significant changes were found in counselors' perceptions about scheduling on and skills obtainable through vocational education, support and resources available, student career planning, and counselor role. (Thirteen references and two appendices are included: (1) Vocational Inservice Program for Counselors Workshops Pre-Workshop and Post-Workshop Surveys; and (2) VIP for Counselors Workshops Post-Workshop Survey.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Research Div.