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ERIC Number: ED130175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-6
Reference Count: 0
Counseling and the Blue Collar Culture.
Wenger, H. David
It is suggested that although counselors tend to direct services to the middle class, they do so most forcibly toward the white collar middle class. The blue collar worker is typically not included in consideration of the delivery of services to alienated sub-cultures. There are numerous and different demands placed on the blue collar worker in our changing society which are not understood or experienced by the white collar professionals, such as counselors. For example, the force of technological change is more severely felt by the blue collar worker than by the white collar professional. The typical systems of delivering counseling to the blue collar worker are oriented towards solving present problems of unemployment or the threat of such. There seem to be no general services available to assist these individuals to achieve a satisfying and rewarding life. Alternate sources and delivery systems to more nearly meet this need are examined. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlantic City, New Jersey, April, 1971); not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.