ERIC Number: ED034242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-10
Reference Count: 0
Using Project TALENT to Improve Vocational Guidance.
Jones, G. Brian
The problem of assisting students to consider vocational-educational opportunities is discussed. To meet the needs of prospective vocational education students, a guidance system must help them in educational and vocational planning; interest them in the exploration of training opportunities, and motivate them to seek information and pursue enrollment at the appropriate institutions. Since there are many negative attitudes (parents' and students') toward vocational education, it is recommended that parents become involved in the processes which are part of a vocational guidance system. Twelve possible components of a comprehensive vocational guidance system are outlined. It is stressed that in order to be comprehensive the system must complement the other activities of the educational program so that the total program attempts to meet all the needs of all the students. Examples which illustrate how the findings of Project TALENT can contribute to the improvement and development of a guidance system are also included. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention, Dallas, Texas, December 10, 1968