ERIC Number: ED085492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
An Assessment of the Career Guidance Programs of Selected Public Schools in Texas.
Webb, Earl S.; Herring, Donald R.
The purpose of the study was (1) to identify certain career guidance needs of high school vocational education students that would normally be expected to be served by a school's career guidance program, (2) to determine the extent to which these needs were being met in Texas public schools, and (3) to determine the relationship between school size and the services utilized to meet these needs. The study was limited to a vocational agriculture program--pre-employment laboratory program in farm machinery service and repair. A literature review revealed ten identifiable needs. Mailed questionnaires were used to gather data on 383 students from teachers of the course. (Data are presented tabularly.) Eighteen major findings indicate that few students were influenced by others, by testing, or by experience to take the course. Half or more received guidance on job search or sources of further training. The mean weighted rating given by students as to how helpful the school had been in aiding them in choosing a career was slightly above the midpoint between "some help" and "almost no help." In general, no relationship existed between school size and career guidance services utilized. Eight implications have been drawn up. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.