ERIC Number: ED051525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
Educational and Vocational Guidance for the Handicapped Student.
Manus, Gerald I.; Manus, Muriel
Gross deficiencies in educational and vocational counseling of handicapped students are examined. The authors' major thesis concerns the one-sided stress which has been placed on personal factors, to the ignoring of situational and environmental factors, as the focus of intervention efforts. Noting that, by and large, vocational information, vocational self-concept, and career patterns and choices are the product of previous experiential, exploratory opportunities, and further that most handicapped persons do not pass through this stage, the authors conclude that our society has not been concerned with or effective in guaranteeing the essential component of vocational maturity. A counseling model for handicapped persons is proposed which would require counselors to become advocates for equalizing experiences for handicapped students. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971