ERIC Number: ED362808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Increasing the Availability of Career Education Materials for High School Teachers through the Creation of a Career Resource Center.
Zalinsky, Sandra H. O.
A practicum project involved the establishment of a career resource center in one high school of 1,500 students to provide high school teachers with a wide variety of career education materials in a centralized location. Materials housed in the center were obtained from various sources: donations from local businesses, materials from workshops attended, materials from teachers and administrators, and purchased career education materials. The materials were catalogued and a listing of the materials in the center was made available to all the high school teachers. The teachers were then able to borrow materials to meet the curriculum and instructional needs of their students. An evaluation form on the usefulness of the center was designed and administered to the teachers. The evaluation revealed that 59 of the 100 teachers did borrow materials from the center; 43 of these teachers were repeat users of the career center. Teachers reported that they considered the center a useful resource. The most popular types of materials borrowed were individual college catalogues, career catalogues, and occupational/career pamphlets. Most of the materials borrowed were used on an individual basis requiring a written report/response from the students. Students also appeared to benefit from the establishment of the center. The practicum met all expectations in assisting graduating high school seniors in declaring a career direction. The resource center was well received by teachers and students alike. Appendixes include survey forms, assessment results, materials inventory form, and a categorized listing of available career education materials. (Contains 38 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.