ERIC Number: ED181183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Massachusetts Career Guidance Handbook.
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Inst. for Governmental Services.
Guidelines to aid in formulating a workable career guidance program at the local level are provided in a handbook for Massachusetts counselors and educators. An overview of the handbook and a position paper of the State Board of Education are presented in chapter 1. The next five chapters discuss (1) program planning and development; (2) school and community resources; (3) laws, regulations, and policies; (4) career guidance techniques; and (5) work exploration and placement. Chapter 2 contains an outline for planning and developing a career guidance program: the planning process (an overview), needs assessment, setting objectives, evaluation, and follow-up. Chapter 3 provides methods and programs for organizing and using school and community resources, including developing a resource directory, career guidance resources, career resource centers, and communicating with the public. Chapter 4 deals with federal and state laws and regulations related to youth employment and to equal educational opportunity and affirmative action. Three areas of career guidance techniques are addressed in chapter 5: group activities, assessment instruments, and computer uses. Chapter 6 provides information to help students test out and acquire actual job experiences and prepare for placement. Topics include labor market overview, work experience, apprenticeship, and job and postsecondary school placement. (YLB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Community Resources, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Guidance Programs, Job Placement, Program Development, Program Guides, Resource Centers, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, State Legislation, Student Placement, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Inst. for Governmental Services.