ERIC Number: ED039587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Integrating and Evaluating Career Information in a Developmental Guidance Program.
Hamilton, Jack A.; Jones, G. Brian
Three specific student needs are initially discussed: (1) the need to assess personal abilities, aptitudes, interests, job and college characteristic preferences, and physical and social characteristics; (2) the need to acquire information about educational and occupational alternatives; and (3) the need to learn and apply a strategy for processing this information into personal goals, plans, and actions. Throughout the program, students are seen as problem-solvers, partners in the process of education. The Developmental Guidance Program presented in this paper was designed to facilitate the student in this role of exploration and the formation of tentative decisions about long range educational and occupational goals. The Program, however, is only prototypical and intended to stumulate the design of a broad program of educational and vocational information to meet student career needs. Evaluation instruments designed to assess the success of such programs were mentioned and the need for further evaluative procedures stressed. (TL)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Careers, Goal Orientation, Guidance, Occupational Information, Occupations, Vocational Interests
Jack A. Hamilton, or G. Brian Jones, American Institutes for Research, Post Office Box 1113, Palo Alto, California 93402 (No price is quoted.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.; American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 23-25, 1970