ERIC Number: ED203055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Innovative Approaches to Career Guidance.
Freeman, Andrew R.
A key part of a broad-based approach to career education in Australian schools is vocational/career guidance. Various vocational guidance programs have been developed for specific groups in Australian society, including work experience, caravans, and micrographics technology for the handicapped; pre-employment courses and a family education center for Aborigines; programs to broaden perceptions of roles and knowledge of nontraditional occupations for women; intensive training for migrants; and training in job creation and self-employment for the unemployed. Some schools have developed alternative courses for students in transition from school to work. Innovative career guidance programs in schools may (1) provide for work experience, (2) specify professional development in career education for teachers, (3) produce career education resource materials, or (4) involve career teachers in link courses cooperatively developed by secondary and postsecondary agencies. Various approaches are also being used to link schools with the community, and modern technologies are assisting with distribution of career decision making information. (Specific and general recommendations for Australian Education Councils are listed.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Career Guidance, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Inservice Teacher Education, Nontraditional Occupations, Out of School Youth, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Unemployment, Work Experience
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kuring - gai Coll. of Advanced Education, Lindfield (Australia).
Identifiers: Aboriginal People; Australia
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of Guidance & Counselling for the Eighties (Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia, July 17-19, 1981).