ERIC Number: ED089063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Guidance Systems. 1971-1972 Project Final Report.
College Entrance Examination Board, Palo Alto, CA.
The Youth Guidance Systems' primary goal is considered decision making. The emphasis of the 1971-72 study was the objective of student goal-setting and planning for career and educational development. Guidance Curriculum processes and materials were utilized to meet this objective. The ninth grade unit focused on the acquisition of decision making skills. In grade ten the unit attempted to assist each student with educational planning. The eleventh grade unit was designed to enable each student to explore career opportunities and make tentative occupational choices. In grade twelve the unit was intended to help each student with post-high school decision making. The media components used at respective grade levels were the booklet entitled "Deciding," the Educational Guidance Information Service, the Self Appraisal and Assessment Structure, and the Comparative Guidance and Placement Program. Evaluation of the Guidance Curriculum activities was in the form of a randomized experimental group pretest-posttest design. Student questionnaires (SQ-1 and SQ-2) were prepared as evaluation instruments for each of the four components. Comparative summary tables of change within components are presented with item analysis. Conclusions were made; evidence suggested that such a program of group guidance can be both feasible and effective. Copies of SQ-1 and SQ-2 are appended. (SC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Componential Analysis, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Development, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Palo Alto, CA.