ERIC Number: ED139922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Career Counseling and Placement. Columbia City School System, Columbia, Mississippi. Final Report.
Alcorn, John D.; Fredrick, David L.
The project for the Columbia (Mississippi) School District was designed (1) to establish a model program of career counseling and placement which would lend itself to overall evaluation and have potential for replication and dissemination to other districts throughout the State and region, and (2) to determine the effects, if any, of this program on the vocational assurance and vocational anxiety of high school students, and on teacher attitudes towards career education. Project evaluation procedures involved the development and testing of hypotheses which would determine the accomplishment of the project objectives. Findings showed that the project was instrumental in reducing students' vocational anxiety and increasing their vocational assurance. There was also a positive increase in the teachers' attitude toward career education. This report is presented in four sections: Section I covers the project purpose, research hypotheses, definition of terms, procedures, experimental design, instruments, and statistical analysis of data; section II describes the Career Planning and Placement Program; section III contains results and findings as they relate to the research hypotheses; and a section IV includes the summary, conclusion, and recommendations. An 18-page career education and development bibliography, questionnaires, and other instruments used in the project are included in the appendixes. (WL)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Community Involvement, Educational Research, High School Students, Job Placement, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi