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ERIC Number: ED015319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep-15
Pages: 30
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Reference Count: 0
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GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING IN RURAL JOB CORPS CENTERS. FINAL REPORT.
LOUGHARY, JOHN W.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE 8-WEEK PROJECT WERE TO CLARIFY AND FURTHER DEFINE GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING NEEDS OF CORPSMEN IN RURAL JOB CORPS CENTERS, UNDERSTAND AND DESCRIBE ONGOING GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROCEDURES IN RURAL CENTERS, AND IDENTIFY WAYS IN WHICH GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING COULD BE IMPROVED. INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED THROUGH SITE VISITATIONS TO FOUR RURAL CENTERS, TWO URBAN CENTERS, THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AND DISCUSSIONS WITH PERSONNEL FROM TWO ADDITIONAL URBAN CENTERS AND A WOMEN'S JOB CORPS CENTER. ALTHOUGH JOBCORPSMEN HAD THE SAME KINDS OF DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS AS OTHER PEOPLE, THEY WERE GENERALLY UNABLE TO SATISFY THESE NEEDS WITHOUT CAREFUL ASSISTANCE. APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF STAFF-CORPSMEN INTERACTIONS IN THE JOB CORPS CENTERS WERE EITHER COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE OR AT LEAST POTENTIALLY GUIDANCE-ORIENTED EXPERIENCES. RESIDENT COUNSELORS WERE OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID, AND PROCEDURES AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR USE IN COUNSELING WERE INADEQUATE. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM INCLUDED (1) DIRECT SERVICES FOR CORPSMEN IN THE AREAS OF SELF-UNDERSTANDING, ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION, SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT SKILLS, PERSONAL DECISION MAKING, AND PROBLEM SOLVING, (2) AN INFORMATION SYSTEM AS THE BASIC COMPONENT OF THE PROGRAM, (3) A COMPREHENSIVE INSERVICE PROGRAM FOR COUNSELORS AND OTHER STAFF MEMBERS, AND (4) OPERATIONAL PACKAGES OF PROCEDURAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TO ASSIST IN RECURRING TASKS IN THE CENTERS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.
Identifiers: JOB CORPS