ERIC Number: ED070854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Selected Functional Components of a Vocational Education Counseling System for Urban Youth.
Schubert, Jane G.; Rosenfeld, Michael
The purpose of this annual report is to evaluate a demonstration project in vocational counseling for urban youth which is composed of four major elements: (1) a career orientation program for preadolescents, (2) a cooperative work experience program for students enrolled in vocational skill development at the secondary level, (3) a job placement program for high school graduates, and (4) a counseling and training program to serve high school students who are not enrolled in vocational programs. Encompassing activities under the Occupational Vocational and Technical Education Training Division of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, these four functional components were selected from a comprehensive occupational guidance program for the elementary and secondary grades. This program review presents a project summary with recommendations, together with detailed descriptions of the three phases of the career orientation programs and the other program components. Although the programs function efficiently, the reasons why 5.2 percent of the 1971 graduates were not placed should be studied in order to remedy the situation. Various tables present the data, and extensive resource materials are appended. (AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pittsburgh School District, PA.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.