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ERIC Number: ED134797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Meadowfair Career Needs Assessment Survey.
A needs assessment survey was conducted in the Meadowfair neighborhood of the southern part of Eastside San Jose (California) during January and February 1975. Its purpose was to poll community feelings and experiences in regard to careers--whether people understood that word to mean present employment, a future goal, or any purposeful life activity. Interviewers went door-to-door to approximately every tenth house within the census tract, talking in English and/or Spanish with one adult in each household, asking them what kind of help they needed with their careers. A card sort method was used to solicit career needs statements and was organized into four groups: Need to learn something, personal support needs, community or agency assistance needs, and directly employment-related needs. Open-ended as well as pre-categorized questions were used. Percentage data, based on the total sample of 184, was developed for the various categories and questions used in the survey. Written responses of the interviewees were analyzed. Chapter headings in this process and product summary report are Careers and Jobs, Needs and Priorities, People/Demographics, and Background Methodology. The appendix includes the introductory letter carried by interviewers, card sort content, and the final interview instrument. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Community Involvement, Community Services, Community Surveys, Data Collection, Demography, Educational Needs, Interviews, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Residential Patterns, Spanish Speaking, Surveys, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Adult Education Program, San Jose, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Jose)