ERIC Number: ED288120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-19
Reference Count: N/A
My, How Times Have Changed! (Have They??!)--New Developments in Career Planning.
Weaver, Thomas L.
Vocational guidance began in the early 1900s with a selection and placement focus, adopted a personal adjustment focus in the 1920s, and now has a development focus. Brown, Brooks, and Associates (1984) identified four major issues and nine trends in career development today. Issues concern career development theories for women and minorities, work as a salient life role, tests in career counseling, and self-directed career development approaches. This paper examines new developments in the career planning field using eight of the nine trends identified by Brooks, et al.: (1) technology will both compound and provide assistance with career development problems of workers; (2) effects of employment and unemployment on mental health will be of increasing concern; (3) career development programs will be increasingly available in a greater variety of settings from a wider range of personnel; (4) there will be increased interest in career counselor certification; (5) an increased recognition of the complexity of career counseling will occur; (6) there will be an increasing emphasis on the postmidlife period of career development, including retirement planning; (7) greater concern for career development and career counseling of special groups will emerge; and (8) there will be greater emphasis on work adjustment factors, particularly as they relate to productivity and quality. A list of sources designed to be used as a basic reference guide for further exploration is included. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Career Planning for Our Changing Times Conference (Daytona Beach, FL, February 19, 1987).