ERIC Number: ED321197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
A Career Exploration Program for Learning Disabled High School Students.
Moser, Rosemarie Scolaro
A nine-session career exploration program was presented by special education teachers and guidance counselors to a group of learning disabled high school 11th and 12th graders in New Jersey. The program included the use of DISCOVER, a computerized career guidance system. Thirty-six students comprised the initial treatment and control groups. The Self-Directed Search, Career Decision Scale, Self-Esteem Inventory, and a program evaluation form were completed by the students. Teachers and counselors also completed evaluation forms and submitted logs containing program notes. The following variables were examined: self-esteem, career indecision, congruence, differentiation, number of identified job possibilities, and perceived usefulness of the program. It appeared that the program may have impacted congruence, number of identified job possibilities, and career indecision. Students seemed to view the program positively. Interestingly, counselors chose to participate minimally in the program and rated it least positively. It is speculated that counselors may lack the competence to serve these students and may not see such activities as part of their roles. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association for Counseling and Human Development Foundation, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A