ERIC Number: ED086830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Preparation of Occupational Guidance Counselors. Final Report.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Occupational Research Unit.; Cabarrus County Board of Education, Concord, NC.
The project had three goals: to increase the supply of elementary counselors in North Carolina, to provide guidance services to seventeen elementary schools in a satisfactory manner so the program would be adopted after expiration of the project, and to provide systematic guidance services for children in grades one through six. Four full time trained elementary counselors were employed to serve as counselors in their schools and as consultants for twelve graduate student counselor trainees serving a year-long internship. Together they organized and conducted a guidance and counseling program in which career awareness was an integral part. Trainees assisted teachers in integrating occupational information/career awareness as part of their regular classes, with considerable thrust given to the concept of community involvement. Preliminary data were collected on students in grades four through six regarding their knowledge about careers. Significant gains were measured on a career awareness scale given in the fall and the following spring. Conclusions and recommendations were drawn, Appendixes include a Guidance Counselor Rating Scale and a Career Awareness Questionnaire. (SC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Guidance, Consultation Programs, Counselor Training, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Internship Programs, Occupational Information, School Community Relationship, School Counselors, School Guidance
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Occupational Research Unit.; Cabarrus County Board of Education, Concord, NC.