ERIC Number: ED112976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Career Counselor-Technician: A Progress Report.
Groves, Cecil L.; Kennedy, Edward A., Jr.
This document describes the development of a model career counselor-technician curriculum at the junior college level. The initial steps taken included the organization of an advisory committee, the selection of Delgado Junior College as a sponsoring institution, the selection of a project director, and the proposal of a project budget. After establishing the need for a career counselor-technician, analyzing the availability and characteristics of potential students and faculty, selecting a curriculum model, and determining curriculum content, a prototype curriculum was developed. The prototype is designed to allow flexibility at any point in order to accommodate the needs of different locales. In order to avoid over-specializing the student and limiting his horizontal mobility, an occupational cluster or job-family approach is employed. However, the curriculum is sufficiently specialized to meet the demands of the employer as to job entry skills. Curriculum outlines and course descriptions for four specific human service programs now offered at other community colleges are presented as representative of current curriculum design in this field, along with course descriptions for the prototype career counselor-technician program. A survey of the literature is included, as well as the proceedings of a 1973 seminar on career counseling. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.