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ERIC Number: EJ942846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1098-1608
The Use of Vocational Assessments: What Do Students Have to Say?
Kortering, Larry; Braziel, Patricia M.
Journal of At-Risk Issues, v14 n2 p27-35 2008
Youths with disabilities are at risk of failing to complete high school and face considerable uncertainty as they attempt to transition toward a productive adulthood. One potential tool to help more of these youths to stay in school and provide them with information as to suitable post-school careers is the use of vocational assessments. This study examined the impact and perceived utility of a one-shot vocational assessment process. Pre- and post-process data as to participants' perceived status on indices of career decision making and career ambitions suggest the process had little or no impact. Participants did report enjoying the process and identified what they perceived as the best and worst parts. Furthermore, findings relative to various background features suggested participants had limited knowledge relating to the Individual Educational Program (IEP) and transition planning. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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