ERIC Number: ED042178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Problems on Counseling for Careers.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
The first resource speaker, Willis Dugan of the American Personnel and Guidance Association, overviewed the current and changing needs in guidance programs. The demands which society now makes on young people were considered the point of departure from which continuously improving guidance programs should be developed. Six "responsible priorities" are delineated: (1) a clearer definition of counseling and its purpose; (2) definition of counselor duties and job functions; (3) greater professional competence; (4) an increase in the scope and effectiveness of communication; (5) development of research interests and activities; and (6) improvement of the counseling relationship. The second speaker, Dr. Joseph Shoben, Director of State University of New York's Center for Higher Education, spoke at length about the "generation gap" and the difficulties which obstruct effective dialogue between age groups, ethnic groups, etc. He concluded that new directions and finer sensitivities need to be developed among the helping professions if they are to become more relevant in a complex and turbulent world. A panel discussion concerning various viewpoints about career needs and problems concludes this transcription of the conference proceedings. (TL)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, Careers, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Objectives, Counselor Performance, Counselor Role, Generation Gap, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, School Counseling, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Student Welfare, Youth, Youth Problems
The American College Testing Program, P. O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, ($2.00 per copy). Make checks payable to ACT
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.