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ERIC Number: ED010074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM FOR VOCATIONAL COUNSELORS DIRECTED TOWARD SERVING DISADVANTAGED YOUTH MORE EFFECTIVELY.
SWEENEY, THOMAS J.
A 2-WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE WAS CONDUCTED TO SERVE AS INSERVICE TRAINING FOR A GROUP OF 29 COUNSELORS IN EMPLOYMENT, TRADE, TECHNICAL, AND SCHOOL SETTINGS AS TO HOW THEY MIGHT BETTER SERVE DISADVANTAGED YOUTH THROUGH INDIVIDUAL AND JOINT ACTION PROJECTS. OPEN DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS TO STIMULATE WORTHWHILE IDEAS IN THIS AREA, AND FIELD VISITS AFFORDED EACH OF THE COUNSELORS OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET AND TALK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES. IN ADDITION, SOCIAL WORKERS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, AND URBAN REHABILITATION PERSONNEL DISCUSSED THEIR WORK AND THE PROBLEMS WHICH THEY ENCOUNTER IN ATTEMPTING TO AID THIS POPULATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE. A SERIES OF THREE FOLLOWUP MEETINGS TO THE INSTITUTE WERE HELD ON WEEKENDS DURING THE FOLLOWING YEAR. COLLEAGUES AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISORS OF THE PARTICIPANTS WERE INVITED TO THE LAST TWO MEETINGS. THE MEETINGS SERVED TO INTRODUCE NEW DIMENSIONS REGARDING THE VOCATIONAL FUTURE OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH AND THE NECESSITY OF PROFESSIONAL TEAMWORK IN ASSISTING THEM. THE RECOMMENDATIONS GENERATED BY THE INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS FELL UNDER TWO MAJOR HEADINGS--(1) JOINT ACTION BY AGENCIES WORKING WITH DISADVANTAGED YOUTH, AND (2) COUNSELOR EDUCATION AND INSERVICE TRAINING. PRIMARY EVALUATION WAS CONDUCTED THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATION OF A PARTICIPANT QUESTIONNAIRE. ALL RESPONDENTS INDICATED ENTHUSIASM FOR CONTINUING PROGRAMS TO SERVE DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT EMPHASIS IN THIS DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM WAS APPLIED PRIMARILY TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. School of Education.
Identifiers: COLUMBIA; SOUTH CAROLINA