ERIC Number: ED252704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Parents and Peers: Their Importance in the Career Decision Making Process.
Daniels, M. Harry; And Others
This paper examines the role played by parents in their children's career decision-making process. Parents are identified as preeminent influences of adolescents' career decision making, a fact that has been largely unrecognized by career guidance personnel and school administrators, as evidenced by the lack of programs designed to enable parents to promote their children's career decision making. The report identifies four programs that may be used by school personnel to modify this situation: (1) career nights, (2) using parents as consultants in their child's career decision making, (3) parental use of a self-directed career center, originally designed for students, and (4) a handbook for career planners that could be given to parents. The report also makes recommendations for ways that career guidance personnel and administrators can involve parents in their children's career exploration. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Counselors, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Program Development, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.