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ERIC Number: ED002540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Sep
Pages: 9
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ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND PARENTS' ROLES IN CAREER PLANS OF RURAL YOUTH.
MAWBY, RUSSELL G.
THE ROLE OF PARENTS IN THE OCCUPATIONAL CHOICES OF RURAL YOUTH IS DISCUSSED. CONCLUSIONS ARE BASED ON INFORMATION GATHERED FROM NINE PREVIOUS STUDIES AND FROM A LIMITED SURVEY OF ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM. CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO PARENTAL ROLES INFLUENCES IN VOCATIONAL CHOICE OF RURAL INHABITANTS, TO PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE PARENTAL ROLES IN OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE OF RURAL YOUTH, AND TO IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE ACTION. EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL COUNSELING OF RURAL PARENTS IS LESS EFFECTIVE THAN THAT OF URBAN PARENTS, THERE ARE FEW ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THIS FUNCTION. HELPFUL PROGRAMS INCLUDE HOME VISITS OF A 4-H CLUB AGENT WITH INTERESTED FARM FAMILIES TO DISCUSS OCCUPATIONAL PLANS, JOINT MEETINGS OF PARENTS AND YOUTH IN RURAL COMMUNITIES TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES, A PARENTS' NIGHT IN 4-H CLUBS TO PRESENT CAREER INFORMATION, AND A TELEVISION SERIES TO PROVIDE CAREER INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF RURAL YOUTH. CONCERN FOR THE SPECIAL CAREER PROBLEMS OF RURAL YOUTH, AS REFLECTED IN ACTION PROGRAMS, IS LIMITED. SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS OF THE FAMILY IS RELATED POSITIVELY TO LEVELS OF ASPIRATION, THEREFORE, RURAL PARENTS' ASPIRATIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN ARE LOW. MOTHERS' EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN ARE HIGHER THAN ARE FATHERS'. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE OCCUPATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL COUNSELING FUNCTIONS OF RURAL PARENTS. RURAL AND PROFESSIONAL LEADERS SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THE DISADVANTAGED SITUATION OF RURAL YOUTH IN COMPETITION FOR JOBS BEFORE SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS CAN BE IMPLEMENTED. ONCE THE NEED IS REALIZED, PROGRAMS CAN BE DESIGNED TO HELP RURAL PARENTS APPRECIATE THE VALUE OF EDUCATION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR COUNSELING ROLE. MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS DEPENDS ON THE STIMULATION OF COMMUNITY AS WELL AS OF INDIVIDUAL PARENTAL RESPONSE.
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Authoring Institution: National Committee for Children and Youth, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (East Lansing)