ERIC Number: ED109386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Positions on the Practice of Vocational Evaluation: 1973; Vocational Evaluation Project--Year One.
Crow, Stanley H., Ed.
The collection of 17 position papers, submitted by coordinators and specialists in vocational education, is the product of a national seminar conducted during 1973, the first year of the vocational evaluation project. [Vocational evaluation has been defined as the process of assessing an individual's physical, mental, and emotional abilities, limitations, and tolerances in order to predict his current and future employment potential and adjustment. It is interdisciplinary and involves data from within and outside the total rehabilitation team.] A project overview introduces the articles. Four articles examine the role of the vocational evaluator: ideology and self-concept, task analyses, definitions of knowledge and skills, and training. Examining the evaluator's tools, five articles explore two evaluation methods: work samples and situational assessment. Also discussed are the evaluator as synthesizor and building new self-concepts in the client. Four articles on human dynamics concentrate on the relationships of the evaluator with the client, the counselor, other professionals, and the facility staff. Four articles focus on the delivery system: referral decisions, vocational evaluation in various milieus, active client involvement in rehabilitation, and the controversy over the validity and use of vocational evaluation. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association, Washington, DC.