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ERIC Number: ED046388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 282
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Analysis of the Characteristics of Selected Vocational Students with Implications for Guidance and Counseling.
Brinkman, Fred John
The major emphasis of the study is determining characteristics of the student population enrolled in evening programs of the community college and, through analysis, assessing the relevant implications for guidance and counseling. The procedure used includes a review of the literature, development of an original survey instrument, administration of the instrument to 6,147 evening-division students, and an analysis of the data derived from their responses. Findings included: (1) two-thirds of the evening students had enrolled in educational programs because they anticipated a direct benefit either to present or future employment; (2) three-quarters of the students were pursuing an educational program related to career development; (3) 70 per cent expected to obtain employment or job advancement as a result of completing their classes; (4) more than half the students planned to graduate from the community college; and (5) approximately one-fifth were uncertain of their plans. The guidance staff needs both a background in and an appreciation of the world of work and the role of guidance and counseling needs to be reassessed. There must be recognition of the changing role of women in the world or work. Follow-up studies are essential to provide verifiable data on the relevance of a course to employment and on the employment and job opportunities resulting from the completion of minimal amounts of course work. (Author/CA)
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Note: Doctoral dissertation