ERIC Number: ED339799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations on an Evaluation of Vocational Guidance Services.
Puerto Rico State Council on Vocational, Technical and High Skills Education, Hato Rey.
A study evaluated vocational guidance services and guidance counselors in Puerto Rico. It included the guidance counselors in the Vocational and Technical Program and a representative sample of guidance counselors in all other programs in the Department of Public Education. Findings were made regarding guidance counselors and supervisors, students in vocational and technical institutes, superintendents and school directors, the Program of Guidance at the central level of the Department of Public Education, and the curriculum in guidance and counseling at institutions of higher education in Puerto Rico. Personnel exhibited good interpersonal relations skills, but they recognized and admitted the extreme austerity regarding insufficiency of human, material, and monetary resources and in the physical facilities and environment in which guidance services are provided. The support system for guidance services was very insufficient and discouraging. Given the limitations, the goals and objectives of the guidance program were unrealistic. Basic deficiencies were exposed in the organizational structure, foundations, and administrative operations. Continuous, systematic, and rigorous evaluation was absent. A radical reform in guidance services was recommended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico State Council on Vocational, Technical and High Skills Education, Hato Rey.
Identifiers: Puerto Rico