ERIC Number: ED310332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Schools and Parents: Partners in Career Equity Guidance for Young Adolescents. Equity Career Guidance Project Monograph #2.
Boyer, Michele; Horne, Arthur
Developing an active, collaborative relationship between schools and parents, with a goal of enhancing the career equity guidance of young adolescents, is a difficult task. The school counselor, by training and school position, is often the individual change agent who spearheads the development of innovative programs designed to involve and educate teachers and parents in the career development and decision-making processes of their children. Effecting change in school settings can be a tedious, time-consuming and lonely procedure. Counselors must clearly articulate their programs to administrators, teachers, children, and more importantly, to parents. This document describes several ways in which counselors may work with parents and other community adults to create a better involvement between the school and the community. These include: (1) identifying a problem; (2) the family and career development; (3) a longitudinal approach; (4) involving teachers; (5) involving the family; (6) reaching out; and (7) counselor-parent activities (career notebook night, parent groups, parent-training groups, career seminars, and parent support/discussion groups). (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Dept. of Counseling.; Indiana Commission on Vocational and Technical Education.