ERIC Number: ED341822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Helping Your Child Choose a Career. [First Edition.]
This booklet was developed to help parents in Australia guide their children in making career choices. It focuses on coaching (suggesting, guiding, encouraging questions, encouraging self-help actions, sharing decision-making responsibility, and demonstrating a helping attitude) and consulting (asking, sharing perceptions and information, giving most decision-making responsibility to children, helping children take personal responsibility, and enabling children to help themselves). The guide suggests that parents should take into account their children's personalities and use a planned approach emphasizing self-help; determining skills and interests; developing a skills inventory; and matching skills, interests, and school results with occupations. It also states that parents should help children find out what jobs are really like by networking and encouraging work experiences. Resources that can help include career and worklife counselors, government sources such as vocational guidance bureaus, community resources, and the use of diagnostic tests. The guide defines career satisfaction, provides a career-planning checklist for children to complete and parents to review, and recommends five resources. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Guidance, Check Lists, Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parenting Skills, Resources, Secondary Education
Centre for Worklife Counseling, P.O. Box 407, Spit Junction, New South Wales 2088, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).