ERIC Number: ED194719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Assessment of Career Education Needs in Florida.
Dwyer, Robert C.; Anderson, Louis V.
Florida's priorities for career education were determined by a statewide survey of parents and community leaders. Career education needs identified by the respondents included (1) student needs (develop students' competencies in job responsibility, self-concept, self-knowledge, flexibility, and tolerance; emphasize students' basic academic skills; develop students' career and self awareness, and avoid sex stereotyping); and (2) program needs (increase career education in the classroom especially by integrating it into general education subjects; and increase career guidance and counseling). The study was conducted by mailing one form of a survey to 1,100 representative parents throughout the state, and to 150 parents of exceptional children, and another form of the survey to 1,100 community leaders. The 668 responses received were analyzed using discrepancy analysis methods, and the results were compared with the findings of the Florida Assessment of the Needs in Career Education (FANCE) study and the Education Progress in Careers (EPIC) study in order to provide an integrated and balanced view of career education in Florida. (Results are presented for between group comparisons on strengths and weaknesses of career education, its most and least important tasks, and the rank ordering of priorities. The survey instruments and a summary of the FANCE study are included.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa.
Identifiers - Location: Florida