ERIC Number: ED215223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Community Collaboration for Improving Career Guidance Programs: Preliminary Findings Suggest It Can Work. A Monograph and an Evaluation Auditor's Report.
Jones, G. Brian; And Others
Community collaboration for improving career guidance is an attempt to obtain cooperation from local agencies, organizations, and volunteering individuals to provide assistance to citizens whose career needs are not being addressed. This monograph is designed to motivate and provide initial orientation for community leaders who want to develop comprehensive career guidance programs to serve the needs of all community residents. The guide is organized in five chapters. The first chapter provides an overview of the publication's contents, while chapter 2 reviews the rationale underlying the community collaboration and the encouragement for its development provided by federal, state, and local legislative statutes and policies. Chapter 3 concentrates on how to monitor local teams' progress toward short-range outcomes and how to evaluate the extent to which intended outcomes occur. In chapter 4, summaries of available data on the results of initial community attempts to implement the collaboration concept are presented, while chapter 5 includes recommendations that can facilitate future career guidance improvements through community collaboration. Each recommendation is followed by the key steps required to implement it. Appendixes to the guide include an evaluation auditor's report and nine community team career guidance projects. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Agency Cooperation, Career Choice, Career Guidance, Case Studies, Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Leaders, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, State Legislation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Karen Kimmel Boyle and Fred Williams provided research assistance, and John D. Krumboltz wrote the auditor's report. Some pages will not reproduce well due to small print.