ERIC Number: ED122072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Needs for Integrating Career Education Services Within the Des Moines Area Community College District.
The purpose of the planning study was to examine the career education needs of the Des Moines Area Community College District (DMACC), to develop a plan and timetable for implementing career education services for the district, and to present a study model to be used by local schools in assessing district needs. Analyses were made of the general population characteristics, the public and community college curriculums, enrollment trends, and financial resources. Tables display these data by county. Surveys of county high school students, administrators, and women yielded data addressed to a wide variety of needs assessment factors, such as special needs identification, manpower needs, student aspirations, student interests, and the needs of women. Assessment of the data resulted in the formation of a five-year plan for the integration of career education throughout the area district. The feasibility study, by blending needs assessment and resource variables, present a model for conducting a planning study. Appendixes include a project abstract, listings of the advisory committee personnel, the Area 11 school districts by counties, and schools participating in the student survey and number of respondents. Samples of the survey instruments and a brief description of a mobile career exploration center project are also appended. (NJ)
Descriptors: Career Education, County School Districts, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Educational Needs, Enrollment Trends, Feasibility Studies, High School Students, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Districts, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ankeny, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa (Des Moines)