ERIC Number: ED074241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Our World of Work. Guidance Series Booklets.
Wolfbein, Seymour L.; Goldstein, Harold
This is one of a series of guidance booklets containing information designed to help teenagers understand and solve personal problems, get along successfully with others, and make realistic educational and vocational plans. This booklet focuses on the effect of changes in American society on the world of work. Topics discussed include: (1) changes in population size, kinds of people making up the population, and population shifts, (2) changes in production of goods and services, (3) types of industries and activities making up the world of work at the present time and some of their trends, and (4) major kinds of occupations such as professional and technical, craftsmen, and service. Some conclusions reached from this examination of the world of work are: (1) The world of work is constantly changing, (2) Certain kinds of jobs grow faster than others, (3) Education is becoming increasingly important for more and more occupations, and (4) Jobs are becoming more specialized. Sources of additional information are included. (SB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Change Agents, Decision Making, Occupational Information, Occupations, Population Trends, School Counseling
Science Research Associates, Inc., 259 E. Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Authoring Institution: Science Research Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL.