ERIC Number: ED210488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Vocational Counselor and the Indian Student.
Broker, Delbert G., Ed.; And Others
This handbook contains information designed to help vocational counselors counsel American Indian students effectively. Examined first are aspects of tradition, culture, and values to be considered when counseling the Indian student. Following a description of traditional Indian views concerning the concepts of respect, generosity, courage, and wisdom is a values checklist provided for use by the counselor. The assimilation process is outlined. Presented next are a problem solving model and an outline for reality therapy. Factors in and elements of the counseling process are considered. Also set forth are steps for summarizing feedback. In a section on assessment the following topics are covered: difficulties encountered when attempting to evaluate Indian students, manifest needs associated with the Edwards Personality Preference Scales (EPPS) variables, and guidelines for using assessment devices. Also included are student rating scales. (MN)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Career Counseling, Career Education, Check Lists, Communication (Thought Transfer), Counselor Role, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits, Feedback, Guidelines, Individual Characteristics, Individual Needs, Minority Groups, Models, Problem Solving, Rating Scales, Student Needs, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.