1996 National Exemplary Career Guidance Programs: Making the Connection

Publication October 1997

The U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with the National Center for Research in Vocational Education’s (NCRVE) Office of Student Services conducted a national search for exemplary career guidance programs in 1996. The search was supported by the National Association of State Career Development/Guidance Supervisors and the American Vocational Association. The exemplary programs recognized in 1996 can serve as models for schools in responding to the career development needs of the growing diverse student population through comprehensive career guidance programs.
This handbook highlights the six exemplary career guidance and counseling programs identified during the nationwide search in 1996. It is organized into four chapters. Chapter 1 provides background information about the search for outstanding programs. The criteria used by teams of professionals in determining the exemplary programs are explained in Chapter 2. A description of each recognized program with the name, phone number, and address of a contact person are presented in Chapter 3. The concluding chapter contains practical suggestions from program coordinators for effective program design and implementation. Abstracts of the 1996 and 1995 exemplary programs are appended.

Cunanan, E. S., & Maddy-Bernstein, C. (1997, October). 1996 national exemplary career guidance programs: Making the connection. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

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