ERIC Number: ED220663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Career Information Systems in Secondary Schools. Final Report of Study 1.
Chapman, Warren; Katz, Martin R.
A national study examined the ways in which career information is being provided at the secondary school level as well as the quality and value of this information. To identify and evaluate those career information resources that are currently available to secondary school students, researchers analyzed questionnaires completed by representatives from 1,894 schools and 4,883 students. They found that bound references, school-arranged experiences, and occupational kits and briefs are the most common resources. Much less common are computerized systems. Survey responses indicated that most schools offer a wide variety of career information resources. However, a study of the quality of available resources suggests that most students rely not on formal resources provided in schools but rather on informal sources such as parents, friends, and television. Also, fewer than one-third of the students surveyed thought that the resources provided by their schools were sufficient. Consequently, recommendations were made for correcting deficiencies, providing linkages, and improving computer-based systems. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Educational Resources, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Sources, Information Systems, Information Utilization, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Reference Materials, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Resource Materials, Resources, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Use Studies, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: For a related document see CE 033 592.