ERIC Number: ED220664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Career Information Systems in Secondary Schools. Final Report of Study 2: Comparative Effects of Major Types of Resources.
Chapman, Warren; Katz, Martin R.
A study examined the comparative effects of major types of career information resources currently available to secondary school students on students' career awareness and career decision making. Twelve schools representing six different types of delivery systems and two levels of poverty comprised the study sample. Evaluated during the study were computer-based, experience-based, materials-based, instruction-based, publications-based, and minimal-resource delivery systems. A special instrument was designed and administered to over 100 students in each school, and interviews were conducted with from 11 to 19 students in each school. The major finding of the study was that there were no clearly discernable effects attributable to the resources available at the schools. There were also no effects attributable to the poverty level of the schools. Various recommendations were made to encourage students to use appropriate resources more frequently and effectively than they do now. Among these were calls to establish a curriculum for career decision making, to use experiential materials and programs, to improve resources for educational planning, to test materials on samples of students, and to improve computer systems. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Computer Oriented Programs, Delivery Systems, Educational Resources, Experiential Learning, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Sources, Information Systems, Information Utilization, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Poverty Areas, Questionnaires, Reference Materials, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Resource Materials, 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.