ERIC Number: ED330821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-3
Reference Count: N/A
Career Guidance Standards Field Test. Final Report.
Palmer, Jack L.
A project carried out at the Brashear High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, field tested the National Career Development Guidelines. These guidelines were developed to provide professionally endorsed clusters of career development competencies and indicators for career program development and evaluation. Surveys conducted to provide information to the Steering and Advisory Committees for the project included (1) an informal consensus of Board of Education members and central staff regarding the need to reorganize the Pupil Services Division; (2) a survey of administrators, staff, and faculty to identify current trends and issues affecting career guidance; (3) a survey of administrators, staff, teachers, students, and parents to determine which of 12 student career development competencies were appropriate for development at the school; and (4) a survey of pupil services staff to determine professional development needs. The Steering Committee identified primary issues faced at the onset of the project: student population; organization; evaluation; and documentation and dissemination. Establishment of the position of Career Development Counselor and acquisition of a computer for information management were recommended. (Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include letters of endorsement; Pittsburgh Public Schools Pupil Services Model; Planning Guide for Program Review and Implementation Process; survey instruments; and approved budget.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.