ERIC Number: ED197108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Guide for Occupational Exploration: Activities in Career and Self-Assessment. Counselor Edition.
Ryan, Thomas P.
The self- and career-assessment activities contained in this booklet, together with the summary sheet (score card) which each student will produce, provide a structured process for students to examine their preferences, aptitudes, and value systems and compare them with the requirements and attributes of thirty-five specific careers. Aimed primarily at students without work experience, this guide is intended to help students better understand themselves and the world of work, and begin to see points of similarity and conflict between their self-perceived strengths and weaknesses and the demands of jobs and careers. The booklet is arranged in three sections--rewards, requirements, and environment--with seventeen topic areas for group discussions, a "summing up" section in which the students arrive at scores for the match between their preferences and the requirements or attributes of the thirty-five individual careers included, and a concluding section containing suggestions for continued future planning and checklists for finding and getting jobs. Appended are Notes to the Counselor for each of the three major sections, plus sections on summing up, and career planning and job finding. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Careers, Education Work Relationship, Employee Attitudes, Group Discussion, High Schools, Interest Inventories, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Values Clarification, Vocational Aptitude, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
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