ERIC Number: ED183227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-1
The Training of Adult Career Development Specialists: The Desirability, Feasibility, and Constraints of Developing a Curriculum in the Community College.
Chaffey Coll., Alta Loma, CA.
Various planning issues related to the development of a program to train paraprofessional counselors as Adult Career Development Specialists are considered in this four-part report. Part I presents a literature review dealing with the developmental tasks associated with the various stages of the adult life cycle, the need for new adult guidance techniques to address both career and developmental needs, and the usefulness of peer counseling in meeting these needs. Part II discusses the feasibility of paraprofessional training as determined by: (1) a survey of existing programs for adults in 28 four-year and 17 two-year institutions; (2) consultation with vocational faculty and administrators at Chaffey College and other institutions; (3) mailed and telephone surveys of public and private social service agencies; and (4) the results of a pilot training program initiated by Chaffey College. Part III presents the curricula, including course descriptions, for three program alternatives--certificate only, certificate programs which require an associate degree, and certificate programs in which the associate degree is optional. Part IV concludes the report with discussions of the lack of employment for persons trained in this specialty area, the funding problems in establishing the training program, and the difficulties in finding internship placements for paraprofessional counselors. (JP)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Learning, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Counselor Training, Counselors, Educational Certificates, Employment Opportunities, Paraprofessional Personnel, Peer Counseling, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chaffey Coll., Alta Loma, CA.
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