ERIC Number: ED109455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Approach to the Development of a Comprehensive Plan for Career Guidance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Office of Career Guidance.
The career guidance advisory committee reviewed both national and State efforts in the area of career guidance and attempted to define and develop the concept. The committee examined concepts that were relevant to the needs of Massachusetts and developed a rough framework on which to build a comprehensive State plan. The report addressed itself to the committee's concerns as to the direction of the final planning effort. It includes a statement of educational philosophy, a discussion of the broad goals and objectives of career guidance as an integral part of an overall educational program, and recommendations. The report's recommendations emphasize strong leadership and the appointment of a permanent advisory committee. The report includes a definition of terms. The model career guidance system for Massachusetts is designed to encompass a number of goals, including: the improvement of the present system; the promotion of career development and a greater understanding of career alternatives; the establishment of programs, career counseling services, and training; and the development of career resource centers, adequate staffing, and a design for evaluation and feedback. References and a list of the advisory committee members are given. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Office of Career Guidance.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts