ERIC Number: ED073239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
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A Statewide Evaluation of Vital Information for Education and Work (VIEW).
Tadlock Associates, Los Altos, CA.
This study is the first statewide effort in California to evaluate the effectiveness of Vital Information for Education and Work (VIEW), which are occupational awareness materials available at 10 designated VIEW centers in the state. To determine factors affecting the utilization of VIEW, to better use VIEW as a guidance tool, and to develop a model VIEW system based upon findings by an outside consultant, this evaluation focuses on these aspects of VIEW from its inception in 1965 in San Diego County: (1) VIEW's original system, (2) the number of schools and students served by VIEW, (3) statewide pattern of operations among VIEW centers, (4) patterns of use of VIEW in schools, and (5) educator and student attitudes towards VIEW. A summary of 41 findings forms a basis for these general conclusions and recommendations: (1) Although the need for a career information system such as VIEW is well established, the theoretical advantages of VIEW have been largely unrealized, (2) Statewide organization and planning are needed to coordinate and expand VIEW services at the secondary level, (3) Inservice training in the use of VIEW for teachers and counselors is needed, as well as parental involvement, and (4) Equipment failures must be remedied. Numerous tables present the data. (AG)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Failure, Information Centers, Information Utilization, Occupational Information, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Resource Materials, Student Attitudes, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Research Coordinating Unit.; San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
Authoring Institution: Tadlock Associates, Los Altos, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California