Date of Award
Master of Science
Although there has been a fourfold increase in the number of guidance personnel in Virginia public schools in the past decade, and at the same time a growth in the number of intermediate and junior high schools in the state, during this period there has been no state-wide survey describing the guidance services, or any aspects thereof, in the intermediate and junior high schools of Virginia. An essential feature of the guidance services in Virginia schools at the intermediate and junior high school level is the provision for the wide exploration of educational and occupational opportunities as preparation for present and future decisions. This aspect of guidance in schools has become increasingly significant in view of the current focus on theories of vocational development and of the rapidly changing world of work.
It was the purpose of this investigation (1) to determine the extent of involvement of school personnel and guidance committees in providing educational and occupational information for students in grades seven, eight, and nine in the intermediate and junior high schools in Virginia; (2) to report the practices followed and the sources of information used by these schools in presenting this information; (3) to determine the objectives of these schools in presenting this information; (4) to determine the criteria used by the schools to evaluate the educational and occupational information services,and to show the strengths and weaknesses of these services as reported by the guidance personnel of the schools; and (5) to describe specific plans for presenting educational and occupational information to students as reported by some intermediate and junior high schools.
Cogbill, Norma Palmer, "A survey of the use of educational and occupational information in intermediate and junior high schools in Virginia" (1966). Master's Theses. 250.