ERIC Number: ED236309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis and Synthesis of the Perceptions of Selected Secondary School Counselors of the American School Counselor Association Regarding Community Linkages in Career Education.
Minkoff, Hilda B.
Data were collected, analyzed, and synthesized that would document counselor perceptions of community linkages in career education. The study purpose was to determine if counselors are aware of linkages, feel a need for them, and are forming and using them within their current role. A Counselor Perceptions Survey was developed to assess perceptions of awareness, need, and responsibility for community linkages. Respondents, consisting of 256 secondary school members of the American School Counselor Association, represented 49 states, excluding Utah. It was concluded that (1) counselors have not taken sufficient steps to interface outside the school with the business/labor/industry community; (2) they are not greatly familiar with the work of community-based organizations and have indicated a lack of responsibility for maintaining an in-school clearinghouse of community resources; (3) they lack sufficient knowledge about the use of vocational information computer systems as a counseling tool; (4) counselor perceptions of awareness of community linkages are affected by the school setting; (5) their perceptions of need for community linkages are affected by student socioeconomic states, student racial composition, and student body sexual composition; and (6) their perceptions of community linkages are influenced by the strength of their schools' vocational preparation programs. (The instrument and data tables are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A