ERIC Number: EJ808436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Making the Case: Demonstrating the Impact of Career and Employment Services
Neault, Roberta A.; Pickerell, Deirdre A.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v45 n3 p98 Sep 2008
Career development practitioners understand that the value of career and employment services extends beyond attachment to the labor market. However, "soft" outcomes such as increased self-efficacy and improved ability to manage transitions are difficult to measure. Convincing funders and policy makers of the significance of such outcomes may be challenging; consequently, important interventions may not be mandated or funded. In this article, the importance of effective program evaluation is highlighted, limitations of current evaluation models are identified, and a draft evaluation framework that facilitates tracking long-term impacts of career and employment services is applied to critique a government-commissioned summative evaluation report.
Descriptors: Employment Services, Summative Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Career Development, Value Judgment, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Research, Career Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Research Reports
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Canada