ERIC Number: ED143792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Florida Assessment of Needs in Career Education.
Adams, Kay Angona
A statewide pilot study of career education needs was conducted by surveying 667 Florida educators who have been actively involved in career education. The 354 respondents rated the actual attainment and the desired priority of the students needs, the need for improving the program needs, and other information both general and specific to career education needs. A summary of the findings follows: According to the ten national learner outcomes, the highest priorities are basic academic skills, work habits, and work values; the most critical students needs concerned students' ability to accept responsibility, understand how self-concept influences success, value the importance of setting career goals based on self-knowledge, find jobs, consider alternatives when making career decisions, and view career options independent of sex role stereotypes; the student needs which are being met most successfully by current programs are in the areas of career and self-awareness and basic academic skills; the most critical program needs are in the areas of infusion of career education into the general education subjects, comprehensive career guidance (including counseling, placement, and followup), and teacher inservice; and finally concerning differences in perceptions, considerable agreement was found among all groups of educators in the selection of the highest and lowest priority program needs. Based on these findings, five recommendations (which are included in this report) were suggested. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Rating Scales, Statewide Planning, Student Needs, Surveys
Center for Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida