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ERIC Number: ED014736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 14
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OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION IN GUIDANCE PRACTICE VIEWED IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT THEORY AND RESEARCH.
BOROW, HENRY
SYSTEMATIC EXAMINATION OF THE COUNSELEE AS A PURPOSIVE, GOAL-SEEKING, LEARNING ORGANISM IS ADVOCATED. WHEN OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION IS GIVEN TO A COUNSELEE, IT IS FILTERED THROUGH PHYCHOLOGICAL SETS, ATTITUDES, PRECONCEPTIONS, AND DEFENSES. VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE MUST SELECTIVELY BORROW FROM RELATED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. SINCE 1950, A RECONCEPTUALIZATION OF GUIDANCE HAS TAKEN PLACE. CHILDREN ACQUIRE VALUE SYSTEMS WHICH INFLUENCE THEIR CHOICE OF OCCUPATIONS. JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS HAVE LIMITED AND QUESTIONABLE INFORMATION ABOUT OCCUPATION AND ARE NOT READY FOR COUNSELING ABOUT SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL CHOICES. WORK HAS LITTLE MEANING FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. AMERICAN YOUTH IS ESTRANGED FROM OCCUPATIONAL LIFE, AND DEVELOPS BIASES AGAINST WORK FIELDS. IMPROVED OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION USAGE MAY INCLUDE--(1) ELEMENTARY COUNSELING, (2) ORIENTATION TO WORK IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND (3) EXPERIMENTAL WORK ON THE EFFECT OF ATTITUDES AND EMOTIONAL STATES ON PERCEPTION. (THIS DOCUMENT WAS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ON OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, MARCH 11-13, 1966). (SK)
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