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ERIC Number: ED068629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 32
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A Study of Occupational Practices As They Relate to Curriculum Design for Career Education.
Oberlander, Oliver C.
This study was conducted to: (1) identify existing practices of occupational guidance programs for Grades K-12 in Michigan, (2) recommend educational changes for the preparation of occupational guidance personnel, and (3) determine specific objectives and ways in which the Department of Industrial Education and Technology of Central Michigan University can prepare occupational guidance personnel. Data were gathered through mailed questionnaires as well as personal interviews and/or group conferences with 154 teachers, counselors, and administrators at elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and college levels. The responses to the 10 questions included in the interviews and on the questionnaires are summarized. Some major conclusions of the study are: (1) In general, those responsible for career planning felt ill prepared and not qualified to provide occupational guidance services. (2) A large percentage of the present counseling and guidance services are too theoretical, with the major emphasis on psychological and sociological aspects of human development and little emphasis on career development. (3) One or more undergraduate course(s) directly related to career planning and development should be required for those involved in career education. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant. Dept. of Industrial Education and Technology.