ERIC Number: ED265269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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The Career Guidance and Counseling of In-School Hispanics: Some Practical Theoretical Considerations.
Callejas, Juan J.
This study attempts to describe the type and adequacy of career and occupational guidance and counseling services provided to Hispanic students in selected Illinois public high schools, and examines what types of career development theories and approaches are applicable, which ones need improvement, and what adjustments should be made to address the needs of Hispanic students. The study population consisted of 78 limited English proficient and non-limited English proficient Hispanic students, 12 career guidance counselors, four directors of counseling programs, and four persons in charge of career materials, in two urban schools, a rural school, and an inner-city area school. The primary finding was that Hispanics are, in general, the recipients of unstructured and superficial occupational guidance services due to the high pupil-counselor ratio, limited resources, varied responsibilities of counselors, and absence of a theoretical foundation for the counseling programs. Furthermore, it was found that over three quarters of the students interviewed were in the lowest educational tracks; and that while in-school personnel provided the superficial career counseling information, the more important issues were usually discussed with family and friends. The report concludes that the currently provided services are inadequate for the Hispanic population and makes recommendations to the Illinois State Board of Education for improving career counseling for Hispanic students. (CG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois