ERIC Number: ED183340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-25
Reference Count: 0
Career Education and Vocational Guidance in a Small, Rural School District. A Counseling Approach.
McCune, Allen D.
During the 1979-80 academic year the Vocational Guidance Program at Halstead High School, a rural school with an enrollment of 225 students, placed over half the juniors and seniors in work-study positions, helped 24 seniors secure $38,000 in scholarship awards, and provided some type of career materials and information to students in all grades to provide work-study opportunities for high school students. In grades K-8 the classroom teacher incorporates career study into the traditional curriculum areas. In grades 9-12 teachers conduct career exploration units related to their particular discipline; and the school counselor coordinates the total program, which includes individual and small group guidance, financial aid planning for college-bound students, work-study placements in the community, special attention to the needs of female students and students who do not plan post-high school study, and campus visits by representatives from colleges, the military, technical-vocational schools, and business. Appendices include guidelines for developing a counseling approach to career education, for cooperation between high schools and vocational-technical schools, and for work-study programs. (JH)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, College Bound Students, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Guidance Programs, Guidelines, Program Descriptions, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Womens Education, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A