ERIC Number: ED145219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation Report on the SJSU Career Counseling Training Project.
Banathy, Bela H.
Findings are reported of the evaluation of the San Jose State College career counseling training project, which had the following objectives: (1) helping counseling associates (paraprofessional liaison workers) gain skills in guidance and counseling, (2) assisting professional level counselors to have a better understanding of and an ability to work with the educational and career needs of minority students, and (3) assisting districts in integrating the work of their liaison counselors and workers into the total career educational and guidance programs. The evaluation paradigm and design are outlined in section 1. It is indicated that the evaluation was post-facto and summative, based on information derived through logical analysis and empirical data (questionnaire and interview responses) developed during the evaluation. Findings are presented in section 2 under the following headings: Analysis of Stated Needs, Analysis of Program Objectives, Evaluation of Program Content and Method, and Evaluation of Program Outcome. Section 3, a brief summary and interpretation of findings, notes that the project was probably most unique in its efforts to help the paraprofessional liaisons, showing that those with training at less than the professional level can be made an integral part of an educational career guidance program. Conclusions listed are that stated objectives were accomplished with high quality and that the investment was well placed and subsequent additional development and dissemination justified. (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Coll. Foundation, CA.