ERIC Number: ED410369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development for African American and Latina Females. ERIC/CUE Digest, Number 125
Low-income African American and Latina adolescent females need extensive support for developing and implementing career plans. This digest discusses ways schools and other institutions can provide an education that furthers career development. Interventions that have been shown to be effective with disadvantaged African American and Latina female students are: (1) school-based initiatives; (2) collaborations between institutions; (3) providing access to career information; (4) ensuring gender equality in occupational information; (5) finding ways to cope with racism, sexism, and discrimination; and (6) providing role models and mentors. Programmatic changes in schools and counseling departments, along with creative collaborations among schools and other institutions in urban areas are needed to meet the career development needs of African American and Latina girls. Organized efforts should be combined with personal encouragement and support from family, teachers, and community members. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Blacks, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Cooperation, Disadvantaged Youth, Equal Education, Females, Hispanic Americans, Racial Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Urban Youth
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.