ERIC Number: ED068652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Counselor Awareness Program for Vocational Education. Final Report.
Robson, Virginia; Acord, David L.
Thirty-seven secondary counselors attended a 2-week intensive training program at Carver Career and Technical Education Center to update their knowledge of vocational education and of the world of work, to improve their counseling and guidance techniques, and to develop new or revised plans of occupational guidance and counseling for their respective schools. The 2-week training program was the first phase of the Counselor Awareness Program for Vocational Education. Implementation of the new or revised plans of occupational guidance and counseling in participants' schools during the 1971-72 school term was the second phase. Important long-range goals were to help students improve their knowledge and understanding of vocational education and their ability to make wise career decisions. As part of the on-site experience, counselors observed vocational education teachers instructing students, heard presentations by the teachers designed to familiarize counselors with a variety of curricular activities performed in the vocational training areas and with the aptitudes students need for success, and participated in simulated work tasks. Each counselor participated in at least 15 of these sessions, known as Work Sample Exposures. Workshop methods included group guidance and individual counseling sessions, field trips, group discussions, reaction panels, and taped demonstrations of counseling sessions. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: West Virginia State Board of Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Kanawha County Board of Education, Charleston, WV.