ERIC Number: ED307553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Counselors and Career Development--A Topic in Educational Reform Proposals: A Selected Review of National Education Reform Documents.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
Currently popular national reports calling for educational reform were reviewed and 29 were selected in which it seemed appropriate to assume that the topic of career guidance would be included. This resulted in an overload of reform proposals emphasizing the goal of education as preparation for work. In analysis of the 29 reports it was found that 19 mentioned counselors, counseling, career guidance, and/or career development. Of these 19, nine called for an increased emphasis on guidance and/or increase in the number of counselors and viewed the guidance and counseling movement as part of the solution for educational reform. Eight others criticized the guidance and counseling movement and/or called for massive changes in the ways in which counselors perform their duties. It was clear from this study that the most important function reform leaders see counselors performing lies in the domain of career guidance-including assisting clients in education-work related decisions. (The first appendix contains selected educational reform proposals with quotations that have implications for school counselors; selected reform proposals that implications for school counselors; selected reform proposals that ignore guidance and counseling; and a list of references. The second appendix is a table depicting indicators of the presence and nature of comments regarding guidance and counseling found in the 29 reports.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Authoring Institution: National Consortium of State Career Guidance Supervisors, Columbus, OH.