ERIC Number: ED237868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Counseling for Career Change. Searchlight Plus: Relevant Resources in High Interest Areas. 24+.
Pedro, Joan Daniels
This paper provides a review and analysis of literature from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database on the dimensions of career change. Definitions are given for relevant terms and the characteristics of career changers are discussed, including demographic characteristics, developmental stages, and reasons for career change. Assistance programs presently available for career changers are described by type, service provider, and mode of delivery. In addition, the expertise, techniques and tools required by career counselors and facilitators are discussed including: (1) knowledge of adult development theories; (2) ability to plan for and manage change; (3) strategies for getting into and progressing in educational or job choices; (4) an understanding of agencies, businesses and industries; (5) familiarity with the issues faced by special groups; and (6) sensitivity to appropriate teaching and assessment tools for adults and special groups. Several models for program planners are outlined, and relevant areas needing further investigation are highlighted. An annotated bibliography of ERIC references is provided, along with a listing of additional references. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Change, Career Guidance, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Counselor Role, Delivery Systems, Displaced Homemakers, Employees, Literature Reviews, Midlife Transitions, Minority Groups, Models, Motivation, Reentry Workers, Research Needs, Social Change
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: 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.