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ERIC Number: ED269957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Career Interest Inventories and the Special-Needs Secondary Student.
Bentley, Cynthia K.
The article reviews concerns related to the selection and administration of career interest inventories for handicapped secondary students, discusses utilization of the results within an educational setting and considers the importance of cooperative efforts. Useful instruments for students in grades 9-12 are listed and administration procedures and their possible modification are reviewed. A review of literature pertaining to the selection of an interest inventory for use with special-needs students and cautions regarding the use of such inventories are included. Five types of information from career interest inventories are identified: job titles, career clusters, preferences for work factors, personality types, and needs. Classroom activities designed to enhance career development exploration, and orientation based on interest inventory results are described. It is concluded that the career interest inventory used judiciously, can be a useful tool in exploring interests and possible vocations for the secondary school student. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A