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ERIC Number: ED002030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 7
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EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH GUIDANCE.
New York State Committee for Human Rights, New York.
THE EFFECTIVE GUIDANCE PROGRAM IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE ETHNICALLY EQUAL, THOUGH PERSONALLY AND CULTURALLY DIFFERENT. IT INTERRELATES THE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL WITH THE SOCIAL SITUATION OF WHICH HE IS A PART. ONE OF THE BASIC NEEDS OF STUDENTS IS PREPARATION FOR ENTERING THE JOB WORLD. OFTEN, HOWEVER, STUDENTS LOWER THEIR VOCATIONAL SIGHTS BECAUSE OF LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES. GUIDANCE COUNSELORS SHOULD PRESENT THE CHANGING PICTURE OF INCREASING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BASED ON MERIT AND THEREBY ENCOURAGE THE STUDENT TO CHOOSE A CAREER IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS TRUE INTEREST AND APTITUDES. THERE ARE FOUR MAJOR GOALS FOR THE GUIDANCE WORKER IN FULFILLING HIS RESPONSIBILITY. FIRST, HE MUST ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP ALL STUDENTS REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. INSERVICE TEACHER TRAINING, INTERCULTURAL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, FUNDAMENTAL AND REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION IN BASIC SKILLS, AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT ARE SEVERAL SUGGESTED PROGRAMS FOR IMPLEMENTING SUCH A GOAL. BECOMING WELL INFORMED ON THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AS THEY RELATE TO GUIDANCE PROGRAMS IS THE SECOND MAJOR GOAL. TO KNOW THE CHANGING JOB WORLD AND ITS OCCUPATIONAL NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS IS ANOTHER GUIDANCE OBJECTIVE. AFTER ACQUIRING SUCH KNOWLEDGE, THE GUIDANCE WORKER MUST USE THE INFORMATION IMAGINATIVELY IN ASSISTING THE STUDENT TO DETERMINE HIS VOCATIONAL GOALS. FINALLY, THE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR MUST SEEK TO UTILIZE COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR COOPERATIVE PLANNING TO PROVIDE GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN LIMITED BECAUSE OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GROUPINGS.
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Authoring Institution: New York State Committee for Human Rights, New York.
Identifiers: New York (New York)