ERIC Number: ED037379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Job Corps: Guidance Training for Today.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Job Corps Student Teaching project focused on Job Corps centers as feasible environments for providing realistic counseling experiences for counselors-in-training. Major training objectives were to provide the University of Maine counselor trainee actual counseling experience with disadvantaged youth and the Job Corps trainee an opportunity to interact with a counselor who has differing values; to utilize educational and occupational materials as resources for widening the aspirational level of Job Corps trainees; to expose the counselor trainee to a variety of counseling cases; to examine Job Corps materials for potential use in public school settings. Eight trainees selected from 24 registered for counseling practicum participated in the project at the Poland Springs Job Corps Center, a residential facility for 1,100 women, ages 16-21. Each trainee worked with at least two Job Corps trainees on the day he was at the center and participated in the traveling seminar held during the 4-hour round trip between the campus and center. A series of inservice seminars was also instituted for the 22 resident counselors of the Job Corps center. Analysis of logs, counselor trainee reports, and Job Corps staff member reports indicates that the valuable experience of working with disadvantaged youths gave trainees knowledge and practice not readily available in didactic course presentations. (Other findings are discussed and recommendations listed.) (JS)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Disadvantaged Youth, Practicums, School Counselors, Secondary Education
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.