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ERIC Number: EJ771982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
Measuring the Impact of Career Development Services in Canada: Current and Preferred Practices
Lalande, Vivian; Magnusson, Kris
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v41 n3 p133-145 2007
There is a lack of knowledge regarding the value and impact of career development services, particularly in Canada. The goals of this research were to better understand career development services' evaluation practices and the value of these practices from the perspectives of Canadian agencies, practitioners, policy makers, and employers. Data were collected using a survey, focus groups, and telephone interviews. Differences were found between the type and size of career service providers regarding the importance and practice of career development evaluation. Overall, practitioners, agencies, policy makers, and employers agreed that it was important to evaluate career development services; however, there is a great need to improve how and what is being measured. Implications for future research and evaluation practices are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada