ERIC Number: ED055242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Improving Occupational Orientation Programs for Junior High School Students in Metropolitan Areas. Final Report.
Needham, Raymond; Binnie, Arthur
Participants representing 18 western states and 37 cities attended an inservice institute designed to (1) identify trends, (2) examine current innovative programs, (3) look at roadblock programs, and (4) develop impact plans to cause improvement in occupational programs in the participants' home cities and states. Participants, including counselors, teachers, supervisors, administrators, community action workers, and teacher educators, were assigned to task forces to develop action plans. Consultants at the Institute made presentations concerning career development, and represented such areas as counseling and guidance, vocational education, manpower education, and state level administration. Also, a student panel selected from the Seattle School District brought the point of view of the junior high school to the Institute by identifying real student concern and feeling about the world of work. A followup report 6 months later, indicated that plans of actions developed through the task forces were actually implemented in the participants' home districts. Analysis of all evaluation instruments indicated that Institute VIII was successful. The speeches by the various consultants are included in this final report, along with committee reports and a list of participants and group assignments. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Conference Reports, Followup Studies, Inservice Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Junior High Schools, Program Development, Program Improvement, Student Needs, Summer Programs, Urban Areas, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Green River Community Coll., Auburn, WA.
Note: Part of Short Term Institutes for Inservice Training of Professional Personnel Responsible for Vocational-Technical Education in Western Metropolitan Areas. Institute VIII