ERIC Number: ED105156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-11
Reference Count: 0
Factors Critical to the Adoption of Career Guidance Systems.
Kester, Ralph J.; Howard, John, Jr.
The study endeavors to describe, assess, and trace the progress of six high schools as the faculty and staff responded to the adoption of an innovative career guidance system. The study provides a model, a method, and some generalizations about factors influencing the process. The document is organized according to: (1) definitions of basic structural elements, (2) phases of adoption putting the process into the dimension of time, (3) factors which may affect the process as the basic elements interact during the stages of adoption, (4) a description of data collection procedures, including interviews, field observation, and surveys, (5) data analysis procedures, (6) concluding hypotheses, and (7) a checklist of factors influencing all adoption stages, initiation, implementation, and potential for continued use. The factors are grouped according to characteristics of the innovation, interaction between advocates and consumers, and circumstantial and situational influences. The authors emphasize the fact that no attempt is made to present specific findings. (MW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1974)