ERIC Number: ED042185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Conference on the Presbyterian Guidance Program in an Age of Change.
Saint Andrews Presbyterian Coll., Laurinburg, NC.
The Presbyterian Guidance Program, the major emphases of which are on educational and occupational guidance, was evaluated from a variety of perspectives. Two speakers took an objective look at the program and center, defining their concern with "normal" youth, and discussing such aspects as: (1) accessibility of the service; (2) locations of the centers; (3) the use of vocational aides; (4) the proper use of testing; (5) record keeping; and (6) research. Three speakers addressed themselves to the topic of the relationship between church affiliated and public school guidance programs. Their general thrust was that church programs are conceived as supplementing, rather than supplanting, the public school programs. The vast needs of youth and the available guidance services both nationally and, more specifically, in North Carolina, were reviewed; The disparity between need and existing services precluded, in the minds of the discussants, any redundancy of services. Other speakers considered the future expansion of the program services. One reviewed the area of testing and measurement and described the advantages of biographical inventories over more traditional methods of predicting success in vocational placements. The conference concluded with a review of the consultation and a group discussion of "final considerations." (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Presbyterian Church in the United States, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Saint Andrews Presbyterian Coll., Laurinburg, NC.