ERIC Number: ED124832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Student Needs and Priorities Related to Career Information.
Huff, Elmer E.; Wright, Erica
This paper reports the findings of a survey in North York, Canada, to determine the needs and priorities of high school students regarding career information. It is hoped that the report will be useful to schools in determining the emphasis which guidance services should be giving to career education. The survey sampled 3,690 students from 46 metropolitan Toronto secondary schools. The major finding were: (1) over half the sample had at least "fairly specific" career plans; (2) three in five students attached high importance to consideration of their interests and satisfaction of personal needs; (3) a large majority preferred learning about careers through talking to people in the field, practical job experience, and visiting institutions; and (4) over a third were dissatisfied with career information and help provided by their schools. The paper makes a number of suggestions for actions designed to improve career education in schools. (NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada