ERIC Number: ED115742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Career Decision-Making Handbook for Adult Basic Education Teachers.
Burton, Joseph C.; Wilson, Patsy
The purpose of the special project, operated by the City Board of Education (Huntsville, Alabama), was to perfect a career decision-making model that could be used by Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers to help the disadvantaged adult upgrade himself educationally and to make a realistic career decision based on his and his family's personal value system. Career counselors trained the ABE teachers in the use of the career decision-making model, using preservice, inservice, and on-the-job training. The teacher and the counselor worked with adult learners in developing the thinking processes needed for career decision making. The document explains in detail the adult career decision-making processes and provides an example of a career decision-making chart, briefly describing each of the 18 points on the chart. Also discussed are the four counseling techniques used: (1) behavioral techniques, (2) educational media, (3) group techniques, and (4) vocationally oriented curriculum. The remainder of the document consists of lists of materials: an annotated bibliography covering occupational information, job search, and study guides for job entry; local community resources; and an annotated list of tests useful in counseling adult learners. (BP)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huntsville City Schools, AL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama