ERIC Number: ED124744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of a Career Guidance Program Involving Teachers and Parents of Tenth Grade Students. Final Report.
Petersen, M. Larry
The report describes a career guidance program for grade 10 students at Logan Senior High School involving parents, teachers, and guidance counselors. Parent and student occupational aspirations and knowledge of career development principles and planning were investigated with three groups--tutor-parent-student, parent-student, and student. All three groups received guidance materials and school counseling. The first two added direct solicited parental involvement, and the first also received home visits by guidance tutors (graduate students from Utah State University in Logan). Pretests and posttests of all groups revealed no significant differences in career development knowledge, but it appeared that parents had higher aspirations than their children. Recommendations based on the study data included: (1) establishing a career center at the school, (2) providing career counseling for sophomores in an English program, (3) employing guidance tutors (graduate students from the university) for home visits, (4) holding inservice programs for school faculty, and (5) providing career counseling to sophomore students using career files. About half of the document consists of an appended report on a previous study to ascertain the feasibility of conducting a career information education program with parents of grade 10 students at Logan Senior High School. Included in the appended report are questionnaires used in the study and samples of career information packages. (MF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Logan City Board of Education, UT.
Identifiers - Location: Utah