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ERIC Number: ED112282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 15
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Values, Decisions, Careers: A Group Guidance Program for Girls.
O'Dell, Frank; And Others
This project was designed to use group process techniques in meeting the career development needs of girls and in dealing with the limiting aspects of female stereotyping. The project consisted of 10 one-hours sessions. The objectives were to give high-school girls an opportunity to get to know themselves better, develop an understanding of the limitations of sex-stereotyping, acquire better decision-making skills and appreciate the need for career planning and information. Basic tenets behind the project were: (1) career development is a process not an event; (2) career development is a personal event of great importance--developing an understanding of that unique event was a component of the project; (3) career development is essentially a socially-bound process--the limiting aspects of female stereotyping, the occupational person concept, and the role of personal values were topics; (4) young people experience a great deal of anxiety in connection with career choice but still spend little time in career planning; (5) change is the dynamic condition under which career decisions are being made, thus decision-making skills received special attention; (6) the essence of career development is experience, so role-playing, simulations and gaming were the primary techniques used in the project. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (31st, New York, New York, March 23-26, 1975)