ERIC Number: ED336506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
How To Help Your Child Choose a Career. New and Revised Edition. Today's Youth and Tomorrow's Careers Edition.
Otto, Luther B.
This edition of a handbook aimed at helping parents help their children make a career choice has been rewritten and updated. New material begins with the introduction, which provides a rationale for involving parents in their sons' and daughters' career decisions. Other new material includes sections on women and work, minorities and work, professional athletes, occupational training in the military, population and labor force trends, employment projections, college costs and financial aid, and new suggestions on how parents can help a child choose a career. The Career Explorations Workbook is integrated more closely into the book than in the previous edition. The book is organized into four parts that explore (1) the changing society, including values and attitudes, population and labor force changes, and women and minority groups in the workplace; (2) the work world, including employment projections and where to find occupational information; (3) career preparation--additional schooling options such as college and vocational schools; and (4) career preparation--earning while learning, through such modes as apprenticeships, military training, on-the-job training, and federal civil service. The Career Explorations Workbook provides exercises for parents and students at the end of each of these sections. A final page of chapter notes suggests resources for further information. (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, College Choice, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Parent Aspiration, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Financial Aid, Values Clarification
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Career Development.