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ERIC Number: ED089340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 9
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Career Planning in Freshman English.
Adicks, Richard
The required English course is one of the best places to assist with career guidance, particularly in schools where the placement office and the counseling center lack personnel to offer regular group seminars in career choice. For this reason a basic composition course was designed with an emphasis on vocations and was intended to teach writing and to bring literature to bear on the issue of vocational choice. Two works of literature were chosen with this in mind--Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I" and Kurt Vonnegut's early novel "Player Piano." Writing assignments and discussions relating to the problems of work were based on these two books and provided the common core of the course. The professional help of the placement office and counseling service was solicited, and a number of the staff of the placement office spoke to the students about the services of that office. The counseling center tested nearly all of the students for vocational preference and followed the tests with vocational counseling. (LL)
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