ERIC Number: ED142754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Career Guidance, Counseling, Placement, and Follow-Through Program for Rural Schools. Career Guidance Program Process. Career Development Needs Assessment: A Procedural Guide for Assessing Career Development Needs of Individuals and Groups of Individuals in a School and Community Setting. Research and Development Series Number 118 B2.
Bush, Andrew J.; And Others
Materials contained in the 16 Volumes that make up the Rural America Series suggest practices through which rural schools can meet local community needs and realize their potential for career program delivery. This procedural handbook, one of five program development process documents for the series, provides information on why and how to conduct a career development needs assessment. One portion of the handbook deals with the ideas surrounding the execution of a needs assessment and offers concrete guidelines for conducting such an assessment for career guidance programs. Discussion and examples of procedural tools used in a needs assessment are provided. The document specifically addresses the issues of (1) identifying and involving important groups for input, (2) establishing and valuing goals, (3) gathering data, and (4) measuring and prioritizing discrepancies. The other portion of the handbook documents an application of the suggested procedures in a hypothetical situation. Appendixes contain general forms for use in conducting a local career guidance needs assessment. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Resources, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Programs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Resource Materials, Rural Schools, Rural Youth
Ohio State University, Center for Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (set $85.00, subset B $21.00, document B2 $8.25; quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Michigan Univ., Marquette. School of Education.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center.
Note: For related documents see CE 011 762-CE 011 777