ERIC Number: EJ863871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Legacy of the Vocational Bureau of Cincinnati: Research Advances Social Justice
Burns, Stephanie T.
Career Development Quarterly, v57 n3 p237-247 Mar 2009
The author discusses the lives of Helen Bradford Thompson Woolley and M. Edith Campbell, who together shaped the legacy of the Vocational Bureau of Cincinnati. Using scientific research in controlled experimental settings allowed Woolley and Campbell to legitimize their social and vocational reform agendas and influence powerful government, school, and social service leaders. By 1921, they created 1 of the most progressive vocational programs in the country, delivering career counseling, vocational guidance and placement, physical and psychological testing, educational measurement and testing, protection and services for the physically and mentally handicapped, preventative measures for juvenile delinquency, and scholarships for students.
Descriptors: Females, United States History, Social Science Research, Social Justice, Psychological Testing, Scholarships, Delinquency, Measurement, Scientific Research, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Social Action
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio