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ERIC Number: ED010281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 123
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Reference Count: 0
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COUNSELOR INSTITUTE AND FOLLOWUP WORKSHOPS, FINAL REPORT.
MITCHELL, HOWARD E.
A GUIDANCE PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED IN AN EFFORT TO INCREASE THE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE OF HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS IN THEIR VOCATIONAL WORK WITH STUDENTS FROM LOW-INCOME GROUPS. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES WERE (1) TO ENHANCE THE PARTICIPATING COUNSELORS' UNDERSTANDING OF THE ATTITUDES WHICH CULTURALLY DEPRIVED YOUTH HAVE TOWARD SUCH MATTERS AS EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, FAMILY LIFE, THEIR PLACE IN SOCIETY, AND THE WORLD BEYOND THEIR EXPERIENCE, (2) TO INCREASE THE COUNSELORS' KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CHANGING EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES, AND (3) TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED LIAISON BETWEEN SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS AND INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL. THE PROGRAM HAD TWO PHASES--(1) A 3-WEEK INSTITUTE, AND (2) FOLLOWUP ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAM EVALUATION LASTING APPROXIMATELY 10 MONTHS. FIFTY COUNSELORS WERE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECT ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS. AT THE CONCLUSION OF EACH WEEK OF THE INSTITUTE, DISCUSSION GROUPS PREPARED SUMMARIES OF THEIR ACTIVITIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION AND CHANGE IN THE ROLE OF THE COUNSELOR. EACH GROUP EMPHASIZED THE NEED FOR MORE EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS AMONG COUNSELORS, INDUSTRY, PARENTS, AND OTHER COMMUNITY AGENCIES. THEY ALSO BELIEVED THEY SHOULD HAVE A GREATER VOICE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE OF CURRICULUMS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)