ERIC Number: ED482771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Unfocused Kids: Helping Students To Focus on Their Education and Career Plans. A Resource for Educators.
Wakefield, Suzy Mygatt; Sage, Howard; Coy, Doris Rhea
The primary intent of this book is to provide a hands-on resource for educators in an effort to help all students with their plans after high school. A second purpose is to provide educators with insights about what is occurring in our schoolssuch as the lack of coordinated career guidance services, the number of disengaged students, and the concerning rate of high school dropouts. And a third purpose is to share insights about the changing workplace with its new configurations. A related issue is the importance of teaching employability skills now required by employers, such as reading and following instructions carefully, being a good team member, communicating clearly, and making decisions. The book has a total of 32 chapters and is divided up into eight sections: (1)"Societal Trends and Workplace Issues"; (2) "Comprehensive School Counseling Programs"; (3) "Project-Based Career Guidance Models" (4) "Innovative Approaches to Workplace Training"; (5) "Involving Parents in Their Teen's Career Planning"; (6) "Innovative Career Development Activities/Games"; (7) "Innovative Career Development Practices for Special Populations"; (8) "Internet Delivery Systems in Career Guidance." The final section, "ConclusionSumming Up" concludes with the chapter "How Do We Put All of This Together? What Needs to Be Done?" (Contains numerous references, tables, and figures.) (Author/ADT)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Counselor Training, Cultural Pluralism, Delivery Systems, Guidance Centers, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, National Programs, Parent Participation, Rural Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Guidance, Technology, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.