ERIC Number: ED120568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education Needs Assessment for Merged Area VI.
Iowa Valley Community Coll. District, Marshalltown.
A career needs assessment of the schools in Area 6 in Iowa was carried out in the study. Project objectives were: (1) to ascertain the student needs, K-adult in Area 6, (2) to identify that which is currently being done to meet career education needs in Area 6 public schools, and (3) to synthesize the resources and needs as an optimum combination of resources and activities as recommendations to the Area 6 public schools for future planning. Information concerning labor supply and demand in Area 6 and in Iowa was gathered and is presented in the report. Data on unemployment, the economically disadvantaged, and persons with less than high school education also appear. As a result of interviews with educators in the area, it was concluded that while career education was a part of curriculums in every K-12 district, it was not fully integrated into the programs. It was found that many who were responsible for curriculum development lacked familiarity with current concepts and definitions of career education. It was also found that a significant number of students at the postsecondary level need means by which they can choose career directions. Recommendations based on the results of the study are presented. Data summaries for each of the districts surveyed are appended. Also appended are minutes from committee meetings and a sample survey questionnaire. (NJ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, School Districts, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Valley Community Coll. District, Marshalltown.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa