ERIC Number: ED181318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Work Focused Guidance for Youth in Transition: Some Implications for Vocational Education Research and Development. Occasional Paper No. 43
Herr, Edwin L.
The topic of work focused guidance for youth in transition is addressed from three broad perspectives: the notions that youth transition problems are not indigenous to the United States but are international in scope, an attempt to examine the meaning of work focused guidance, and, finally, a brief look at youth in transition. The author examines four major issues related to work focused guidance: (1) work or employment as an outcome of guidance, (2) work activity or work setting as a guidance technique, (3) the preparation of guidance personnel for work focused guidance, and (4) the meaning of work in relation to the guidance process (i.e., work as earning a living or as a means of achieving personal goals). The concepts of "occupational" or "vocational guidance" are examined in contrast to "career guidance," seen as a program rather than a service. The implications of this shift in relationship to federal employment and training legislation are discussed with focus on implications for research and development. Finally, seven questions are posed for research on services to youth in transition with emphasis on the need for attention to subpopulations. (PV)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Problems, Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Research Needs, Speeches
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($2.20)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Paper presented at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education staff development seminar (Columbus, OH, April 1978).