ERIC Number: ED236395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Community Collaboration for Improving Career Guidance Programs: It Can Work in Your Community. An Evaluation Monograph.
Jones, G. Brian; And Others
This monograph was written to motivate and provide initial orientation for community leaders who are committed to seeing that comprehensive career guidance programs are established to serve the career planning and development needs of all citizens. The monograph is divided into two parts. Part A, containing four chapters, gives suggestions for how to plan, implement, and evaluate community collaboration to improve career guidance. Part B presents 10 case studies that illustrate successful community efforts in cooperative programs of career guidance. In part A, chapter 1 reviews the thinking underlying community collaboration and the encouragement provided by federal, state, and local laws and policies. Chapter 2 turns the focus to additional decisions the planning team will face and presents sample strategies for monitoring and evaluating the efforts of the community agencies. Chapter 3 introduces the reader to ways other communities have made the programmatic decisions presented in the previous chapter. The chapter summarizes data on the results of community attempts to implement career guidance collaboration. Chapter 4 includes conclusions and recommendations intended to facilitate community collaboration to improve career guidance for all target populations. Each recommendation is followed by a review of findings that support it and an outline of steps that could be followed to implement it. Part B contains actual case studies summarizing team activities, both by regions and by individual communities for 10 sites (four in the Northeast, one in the South, two in the Midwest, two in the Northwest, and one in the Far West). (KC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Case Studies, Community Action, Community Cooperation, Community Planning, Community Programs, Community Resources, Community Support, Cooperative Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
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.