ERIC Number: ED103444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Evaluation of Selected Career Resource Centers in Pennsylvania. Final Report.
Lewis, James P.; Dittenhafer, Clarence A.
The study evaluated five career resource centers (CRC) in Pennsylvania. The centers were located in two area vocational-technical schools and three senior high schools. The results showed the CRC's to be successful in organizing and maintaining all the necessary hardware and software; however, keeping career software materials up to date and helping pupils find desired materials was a problem. The overall attitudes of pupils and teachers toward the CRC's were significantly higher than similar control school personnel attitudes toward a regular guidance program. Exposure to the CRC or a regular guidance program was not sufficient to cause significant changes in pupil's scores on the Pennsylvania Occupational Questionnaire or the Vocational Development Inventory, administered in November 1972 and June 1973. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Programs, High School Students, Information Dissemination, Parent Student Relationship, Participant Satisfaction, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.