ERIC Number: ED338822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An In-Service Resource Team Approach To Assist Vocational Counselors or Teachers Who Recruit and Provide Career Counseling and Transitional Skills to Disadvantaged Students. Final Report.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Counseling and Educational Psychology and Career Studies.
Vocational staff from 10 Pennsylvania vocational schools were given information and instructional materials to enable them to create effective programs for disadvantaged populations. A needs assessment was conducted to identify specific needs of the participating vocational staff pertaining to programming for disadvantaged students. After identifying these needs, the project staff planned specific strategies and activities aimed at addressing them. Vocational personnel in the 10 area vocational-technical schools and many of their sending schools received specialized inservice training. Vocational and academic counselors attended two 2-day workshops conducted by the Penn State resource team. In addition, during weekly visits (two per week) from November through April 1987-88, a resource team provided on-site inservice training and instructional materials to vocational teachers, cooperative coordinators, and vocational counselors. The following topics were covered at the workshops: the Carl D. Perkins Act; vocational assessment instruments; basic skill development in vocational education; computer programs for special populations; vocational assessment of special needs students from a legislative perspective; a review of commercially available assessment instruments and work samples; development of local work samples and other assessment instruments; and use of data obtained from a vocational assessment. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Computer Uses in Education, Counseling Services, Counselor Training, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Implementation, Regional Schools, Student Recruitment, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Counseling and Educational Psychology and Career Studies.