ERIC Number: EJ863875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Verifying the Efficacy of Vocational Guidance Programs: Procedures, Problems, and Potential Directions
Perry, Justin C.; Dauwalder, Jean Pierre; Bonnett, Heather R.
Career Development Quarterly, v57 n4 p348-357 Jun 2009
This article summarizes 12 presentations in Group 7 of the 2007 joint symposium of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance, Society for Vocational Psychology, and National Career Development Association held in Padua, Italy, that focused on procedures for verifying the efficacy of vocational guidance programs. Three themes, or general tensions, emerged from the group's discussion of the presentations: (a) quantitative versus qualitative evidence, (b) public policy needs versus local needs, and (c) comprehensive versus cost-effective programs. On the basis of these core themes, recommendations are made for 3 potential directions for research that address certain threats and opportunities for the field.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), International Organizations, Career Guidance, Career Development, Guidance Programs, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Evidence, Public Policy, Local Issues, Educational Needs, Comprehensive Guidance, Cost Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Italy