ERIC Number: ED035950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Project in Vocational Counseling in Economically Underdeveloped Areas.
Miller, Carroll H.
The general purpose was to demonstrate by means of a pilot project what could be accomplished by providing guidance and counseling services conducted by itinerant counselors. A total of nineteen schools located in twelve counties participated. These counties are the southern-most counties in Illinois. A total of 432 boys and 397 girls were reached by the Project, either through individual counseling interviews, or through group activities. Two custom designed walk-in buses were purchased, each equipped with a counseling office, work space around a table, and storage space for tests and occupational information materials. Two counselors were employed, both qualified according to Illinois standards for certification. Three principal criteria were employed in evaluation of the project: the degree of acceptance by school administrators, stimulation provided to participating schools, and the impact made upon state level guidance services in Illinois. On the basis of all three criteria the project was judged to be definitely successful. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Dept. of Guidance Services.; Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.