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ERIC Number: ED036565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 12
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Job and Career Development for the Poor...The Human Services. IRCD Bulletin; Volume 2, Number 4, September 1966.
Goldberg, Gertrude S.
At a time when national unemployment is increasing, expanded employment of disadvantaged unskilled persons, especially in the role of nonprofessionals, by health, education, and welfare service organizations could provide over five million new jobs. Despite prospects for opportunities in higher education and for advancement in career determination, several problems arise: (1) nonprofessionals may not be capable of upward mobility, (2) if capable, they may cease to be a communication link between the classes, (3) they might have negative attitudes toward other poor persons, and (4) those selected (through the elimination of the less competent) as nonprofessionals might actually be those less in need of jobs. Although further research is needed to solve these problems, the kinds of opportunities provided for nonprofessionals by these programs will motivate them toward greater career mobility. Also, some of the problems may be avoided if the nonprofessional tasks are on several levels of competence, each involving different career roles and expectations. A long general bibliography on the nonprofessional and related economic issues is included. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (RJ)
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Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. ERIC Clearinghouse for Urban Disadvantaged.