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ERIC Number: EJ1063057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Revitalizing Educational Counseling: How Career Theory Can Inform a Forgotten Practice
Reardon, Robert C.; Bertoch, Sara C.
Professional Counselor, v1 n2 p109-121 2011
Educational counseling has declined as a counseling specialization in the United States, although the need for this intervention persists and is being met by other providers. This article illustrates how career theories such as Holland's RIASEC theory can inform a revitalized educational counseling practice in secondary and postsecondary settings. The theory suggests that six personality types--Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional--have varying relationships with one another and that they can be associated to the same six environmental areas to assess educational and vocational adjustment. Although educational counseling can be viewed as distinctive from mental health counseling and/or career counseling, modern career theories can inform the practice of educational counseling for the benefit of students and schools.
Descriptors: Educational Counseling, Specialization, Intervention, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Secondary School Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Personality Traits, Social Theories, Educational History, Educational Environment, College Choice, School Choice, Career Choice, Majors (Students), Student Adjustment, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Education Work Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A