ERIC Number: ED078195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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A Theory of the Functional Self.
This paper reviews self theory that explores self as being a product of social interactions. From this theory it is seen that self formation is a developmental process which takes place within the social system. The individual's inferences from his social behavior define his self-concept, and a self-concept which has career relevance is the functional self. Like any self-concept, the functional self is a self-process, a process of being and becoming. It is the developmental process of the functional self that should enable curriculum writers to develop a process career developmental curriculum, rather than a content occupational information curriculum. Career development is not obtaining knowledge in preparation for living but rather a process of experiencing living. (Author/MF)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Career Development for Children Project.