ERIC Number: ED193542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Career Counseling for Minorities at Mid-Life: Special Needs and Approaches.
Blacks and other minorities have a more difficult time choosing and pursuing a career at mid-life than nonminorities. Lack of access to a wide range of career options is one problem. Minorities at mid-life may have a narrow view of the range of available jobs. A limited educational background is another problem. Most minorities interested in choosing, changing, or upgrading a career at midlife did not receive necessary training and experience in their early years. Lack of information about career options, lack of self-confidence in academic ability, lack of funds, and lack of adequate counseling all contribute to limited access to educational opportunities during mid-life. In order to help, counselors must make minorities more aware of counseling services which are available and would be beneficial to them. Counselors must have information about education and jobs, and be able to fit opportunities with client needs. One-to-one counseling is most effective with low-income clients. The use of tests in counseling must be carefully explained since many adults fear tests and lack test-taking skills. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980).