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ERIC Number: ED212122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Some Problem Areas in the Career Development of the Gifted and Talented.
Willings, David
The author discusses problems of career choice and career development for all students and for gifted and talented students in particular. He reports on a followup study of 20 gifted students. Reasons for unsatisfactory career choices include false images of the job and hidden factors associated with the job. Gifted employees face numerous difficulties, including dislike by their employer, a need for challenges that makes many tasks seem trivial, and frequently an inability to fit in with the organization. Difficulties in vocational assessment arise because of wide and changing interests. Fear of failure can lead to dissatisfaction and anxiety with career choices as well as with leisure pursuits. Counselors can help by involving students in structured study of job requirements, providing simulation exercises, and enlisting the assistance of parents. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the CEC/TAG National Topical Conference on the Gifted and Talented Child (Orlando, FL, December, 1981).