Date of Award:
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
Department name when degree awarded
Industrial and Technical Education
John F. VanDerslice
The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze community X power actors' responses to a questionnaire, in order to gain information to be used in developing Career Next Step High School Placement Center guidelines.
The study was a descriptive research which employed the reputational technique to identify community power actors and the survey technique to gain Information from selected urban schools for comparative purposes.
The reputations! technique surveyed 31 Ogden Community power actors and the survey technique was administered to 26 selected urban high schools in Utah.
Guidelines were developed for the following major areas:
- Functions of a Career Next Step High School Placement Center.
People and/or organizations to be employed by a school district to work in a placement center.
Individuals and/ or organizations that should provide a service to students at the center.
Location for a center, individuals to be in charge, and the center's hours
Individuals and organizations to be represented on the advisory council.
- Services to students that should be provided by the center.
Analysis of the survey results from the selected urban high schools revealed that:
19 of the responding 24 indicated they had student placement services in their school.
12 of the 19 indicated their school had a Career Next Step Placement Center.
6 of the 19 indicated their school had a counseling and guidance placement service.
One of the 19 schools Indicated they had a cooperative education placement service.
Of the 5 schools that indicated they did not have a placement service at their school, 4 indicated they thought a Career Next Step High School Placement Center would best serve their school's needs.
The remaining one school thought a counseling and guidance placement service would best serve that school.
In comparing the responses from the selected 26 urban high schools to the developed guidelines for a Career Next Step High School Placement Center, from community power actor responses, there were 25 items of difference determined.
Wallace, Jimmie B., "Developed Guidelines for a Career Next Step High School Placement Center Compared to Existing High School Placement Practices in Selected Urban High Schools in Utah" (1974). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 4319.