ERIC Number: ED080663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: Guidance in the Elementary School.
Hill, George E.
There appears to be much misunderstanding about the need for guidance at the beginning levels of education and especially the role of the professional counselor in elementary schools. Career development cannot be left to chance. Career guidance should be the concern of all persons who have any association with children. In the school this means that guidance, instruction, and administration are three phases of an integrated educational effort. Guidance services include: (1) child study, (2) counseling, (3) orientation to the worlds of work and education, (4) coordination of home and community contacts, (5) identification of children with special needs and talents, and (6) coordination of various special services. Emphasis in this paper is given to guidance as a staff-wide concern in elementary schools and to the belief that a guidance program is most likely to come about if there is a professional counselor on the staff. Included in the paper are listings of resource materials to assist the elementary school counselor. A discussion of direct work experiences for elementary school children to make career education more meaningful concludes the paper. (MF)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidance Programs, Resource Materials, School Counselors, School Guidance
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.