ERIC Number: ED497283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Handbook of Career Planning for Students with Special Needs. Third Edition
Harrington, Thomas F., Ed.
Professionals and paraprofessionals involved in career counseling will want this newly revised practitioners' guide. The content of career counseling differs conceptually and strategically according to the client's specific developmental stage. This book addresses this by setting forth competencies used by the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC) and providing strategies for age-appropriate adaptation. The book describes how the career development specialist might work collaboratively with teachers and administrators to design a curriculum that achieves the enumerated competencies. All strategies presented are adaptable to elementary school, middle school, and high school students if age-appropriate language, materials, and exercises provided are employed. This third edition covers the 13 competencies identified by NOICC as basic to effective performance by career development practitioners: (1) Career development theory; (2) Decision-making skills; (3) Consultation skills; (4) Assessment; (5) Labor market information; (6) Career counseling skills; (7) Working with special population skills; (8) Collaborative approaches; (9) Research and evaluation; (10) Career services ethics; (11) Group guidance approaches; (12) Computer software and information systems; and (13) Development, management, and implementation of programs and public information and marketing. Special education teachers, transition specialists, vocational counselors, and counselors in school and rehabilitation settings will find this a practical and useful resource.
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Occupational Information, Developmental Stages, Computer Software, Special Education Teachers, Labor Market, Information Systems, Group Guidance, Ethics, Career Planning, Career Counseling, Teacher Collaboration, Curriculum Development, Theories, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Consultants, Program Development, Program Implementation, Marketing
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
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