ERIC Number: ED118958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Counselor and Career Education.
Wampler, Elizabeth C.
Counselors have often indicated an apathetic attitude towards involvement in career education activities. Suggested ways in which career guidance can become a useful tool for providing students with the information, skills, and assistance to make career plans are presented for the elementary, middle, and high school levels. At the elementary level, counselors can assist students in career education in the following areas: (1) promote an awareness of self, (2) provide for a realistic awareness of the world of work, (3) assist in the development of decision-making skills, and (4) facilitate the introduction of positive values and attitudes towards work. At the middle school level, students should be ready to explore some occupational consideration in a realistic manner. The counselor and teacher could facilitate this through activities in: (1) career cluster exploration, (2) assessment of interests, aptitudes, and abilities as related to occupational roles, and (3) orientation of students to high school curricula and training programs. The guidance counselor at the high school level should be able to assist students in planning for their educational, vocational, and social needs by offering career guidance services in the areas of vocational counseling, consultation, placement, and followup. A bibliography is included. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Pupil Personnel Services.
Note: For related document, see CE 006 527