ERIC Number: ED173612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Choices and Challenges - A Student Guidebook about Nontraditional Career Opportunities. First Edition.
Carvell, Fred; And Others
This guidebook provides direction and information that will help students understand what nontraditional occupations are, what is creating new opportunities in such occupations, and what employers and nontraditional employees say about the new trends. The first of thirteen chapters gives the student information on how to use the guide. Chapter 2 provides a self-awareness questionnaire designed to increase the student's understanding of personal values and interests. Chapter 3 examines the growth in nontraditional occupations and defines nontraditional vocational education programs, sex discrimination, sex bias, sex stereotyping, and affirmative action. Chapters 4 and 5 examine sex discrimination laws and equal employment opportunity cases. The sixth chapter explores work, life styles, and sex roles. Chapters 7 and 8 present information on the opportunities for men and women in nontraditional occupations and nontraditional employment patterns. Chapters 9-12 discuss what employers say they want in employees, new job choices, preparing for nontraditional careers, and other ways to obtain information and become involved with a nontradiitonal career. The final chapter suggests questions for the student who has made a career choice. Learning-aid questions, self-awareness checksheets, and case studies are used in the guide as aids to help students better understand the topics covered. (LRA)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Career Choice, Career Education, Demand Occupations, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Guides, Nontraditional Occupations, Self Concept, Self Evaluation, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Vocational Education, Work Environment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Carvell Education Managment Planning, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
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