ERIC Number: ED117359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Career Behavior of Special Groups. Theory, Research and Practice. The Merrill Series in Career Programs.
Picou, J. Steven, Ed.; Campbell, Robert E., Ed.
Various existing theoretical, empirical, and policy issues regarding facets of the career behavior of special groups are explored through a series of essays presenting a variety of viewpoints. Special groups are defined as "collectivities of people set apart from the white male majority in terms of race, ethnic group, sex, physical disabilities, residence origins, and commitment to alternatives roles and values." Career behavior covers various processes, stages, and milestones in the career life cycle. Essays are divided into the following sections: (1) Theoretical Issues and Alternatives, presenting data, information, alternative theoretical approaches, and directions for further study regarding status attainment of special groups and career development; (2) Special Groups and Career Behavior, describing and analyzing the career behavior of Asian-Americans, activist youth, rural blacks, physically and mentally handicapped, native American Indians, women, Mexican-Americans, and rural Filipino youth; and (3) Manpower, Methodology and Policy, presenting policy strategies being utilized to aid special groups in their career-related problems. It is suggested that the document be utilized as a supplementary text in occupational sociology, minority-relations, vocational psychology, and education and guidance courses. (LH)
Descriptors: Activism, American Indians, Asian Americans, Behavior Patterns, Black Community, Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Disadvantaged, Females, Filipino Americans, Hearing Impairments, Labor Utilization, Mental Retardation, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Racial Integration, Socioeconomic Influences
Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1300 Alum Creek Drive, Columbis, Ohio 43216 ($13.95)
Publication Type: Books
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