ERIC Number: ED212931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Broadening Career Options for Women.
Smith, Caryl K.; And Others
This monograph is a revision of "Counseling Women for Nontraditional Careers" (Smith, Smith, and Stroup, 1977). This update reflects changes in societal attitudes toward combined work and family roles for women and toward women entering nontraditional occupations. After reviewing the current employment situation for women, five hypotheses are offered as to why women may be underrepresented in some career areas and suggestions of specific strategies counselors might use to help women resolve each of the five problem situations are made. The strategies presented concentrate on: (1) skill development; (2) career awareness; (3) self-awareness; (4) job-seeking skills; and (5) coping skills. An extensive resources section is provided to help counselors implement the strategies, including background information on the socialization of women, women in the labor force, and minority women and work. One section contains materials, generally theoretically- or research-oriented, about counseling women, while another section on career programs describes programs for implementing strategies to assist women. Career information materials include books, films, posters, and other resources for use in counseling, along with a list of several resource organizations that can help counselors keep abreast of new materials. (Author/NRB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Coping, Counseling, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Females, Job Search Methods, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Self Actualization, Skill Development
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.