ERIC Number: ED415368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Exemplary Guidance and Counseling Programs, 1997.
Layton, James D.; Harkin, Gisela
Office of Student Services Brief, v9 n2 Dec 1997
Four career guidance programs that have proved successful in assisting students in their career development have been selected for national recognition. The programs were selected on the basis of three research-based criteria: leadership and support given the career guidance and counseling program by the institution; delivery of program activities; and collaborative and articulation efforts. The career counseling program at Kuna High School in Kuna, Idaho, is an exploratory and preparatory program with ongoing emphasis on planning for future education and careers. All students have at least 32 contact hours for purposes of career counseling, career exploration activities in language arts class, and individual interviews. The Career Planning and Employment Services at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, provide career guidance services to Parkland's students and to local citizens, business, industry, and agriculture. Zapata High School in Zapata, Texas, has a comprehensive career guidance and counseling program in which guidance staff coordinate the program and each teacher assumes responsibility for 13-17 students in a unique advocacy program. The Career Connections Planning system of the Volusia County Schools in DeLand, Florida, is a comprehensive school-to-work system for elementary through high school students that blends school-to-work, tech prep, and other initiatives. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Prepared by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education Office of Student Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Site.