ERIC Number: EJ796324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Grade 12 Student Career Needs and Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Career Development Services within High Schools
Bloxom, Joan M.; Bernes, Kerry B.; Magnusson, Kris C.; Gunn, Thelma T.; Bardick, Angela D.; Orr, David T.; McKnight, Kerbi M.
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v42 n2 p79-100 Apr 2008
High school students engaging in career decision making encounter significant challenges due to changing social and economic conditions. The student needs assessment focus of this study provides unique insights into student perceptions of the effectiveness of high school career programs. Results indicated that Grade 12 students value resources that support transitions, have a passion for career, and report a wide range of occupational choices. However, students may not perceive career development resources available at the high school level as being very effective. Implications for the delivery of high school career programs and the development of public policy on career services are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Needs, High Schools, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Career Development, High School Students, Career Choice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
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