ERIC Number: ED061412
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The Occupational Information and Vocational Guidance Curriculum: Implementation of Counselor and Counselor Educators Perceptions of Pre-Service Training.
Bradley, Richard W.; And Others
In this study, 197 Illinois secondary school counselors and 21 counselor educators were asked to report views they held concerning perceived relative importance of vocational content areas presented in graduate counselor education training. In the face-to-face interviews, numerical ratings were obtained from each sample group with respect to the extent of actual coverage and amount of coverage that should be given in 22 content areas. Examination of differences between real and ideal coverage revealed that counselors felt the need for more preparation than they actually had in almost all the content areas. Counselor educators, much like counselors, indicated that they would like to offer courses with more depth than current offerings. Topics rated as most important by counselors were: (1) local sources of occupational information, (2) funding, (3) referral and placement of students, and (4) followup studies, while counselor educators rated these topics as most important: (1) local sources of occupational information, (2) theory, and (3) information about occupational requirements. A 2-quarter course sequence and course syllabus for vocational guidance was developed and is included in this publication. (SB)
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Sponsor: Illinois Professional and Curriculum Development Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.