ERIC Number: ED058561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Counseling the Disadvantaged about Engineering and Related Technology: A Counselor Educator's View.
Bingham, William C.
Three of the variables which counselors need to attend to in helping disadvantaged youth to consider occupations such as engineering are: (1) knowledge of opportunities; (2) knowledge of self; and (3) procedures related to entry. With regard to knowledge of opportunities, it is suggested that counselors' energies would be better spent in supporting the establishment and maintenance of computerized retrieval systems in agencies such as the Employment Service. With regard to knowledge of self, it is suggested that clients be given an adequate opportunity to think through their aspirations and anticipations of satisfaction in addition to considering their aptitudes and interests. Finally, the relationship between intelligence and achievement needs to be re-examined since attributes other than intelligence are associated with achievement. School counselors should understand their clients well enough to be able to explain to admissions officers which of the student's attributes are his indicators of success. (TA)
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Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association convention, Atlantic City, N. J., April 4-8, 1971