"Serves as an excellent foundational text...I am very thankful that the authors wrote this text. [It] is written for school counselors by school counselor educators!"
-Gene Eakin, PhD, School Counseling Program Lead, Oregon State University
"The school counseling focus makes it unique... This is...a great improvement to other texts I’ve used and I plan to continue using it."
-Dr. Carolyn Berger, Chair, Department of Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
Fully updated to serve the needs of school counselors in training, this remains the only text to present a comprehensive, developmental, and practical approach to preparing school counselors to conceptualize the career development and college-readiness needs of P-12 students. The second edition reflects the ASCA’s new Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success, which focuses on college and career-readiness standards for all students, 2016 CACREP Standards, and the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act. The text is uniquely grounded in developmental, ecosystemic, and career theories as a basis for career interventions.
Considering the range of psychosocial, cognitive, and academic development spanning P-12 students, the authors review relevant developmental and career theories as a foundation for the design of sequential and developmentally appropriate career and college-readiness curricula and interventions. The text provides school counselors and educators concrete examples of how to select, implement, and evaluate the outcomes of interventions grounded in various career counseling theories and addresses career development and college readiness needs by grade level. Also included is expanded information on diversity; reflections and advice from actual school counselors; updated statistics, references, and appendices; and an updated Instructor’s Manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.
Jennifer R. Curry, PhD, is an associate professor in the counselor education program at Louisiana State University. Her professional experience includes investigating sexual assault of children ages 11 and under, and serving as a professional school counselor in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Her research interests include career and college readiness and school counselor development. She has published three books: Career Counseling, published by Springer; African Americans Career and College Readiness: the Journey Unraveled, coedited with M. Ann Shillingford-Butler; and Integrating Play Therapy in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, coedited with Laura Fazio-Griffith. She has presented her work nationally and internationally on a wide range of school counseling topics at over 50 professional conferences. Additionally, she has served as guest editor of the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) Professional School Counseling journal and as an editorial board member for 6 years. Dr. Curry has also served as a delegate of ASCA's national assembly, president of the Louisiana School Counselor Association, and president of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She is the recipient of the Vanderbilt's Roger Aubrey Northstar Award, the American Counseling Association's Ross Trust Award for School Counseling, the Biggs-Pine publication award, ASERVIC's Meritorious Service Award and Judi Miranti Lifetime Service Award, LSU's College of Education Early Career Award, Louisiana School Counselor Association's Publication Award, and Louisiana Counseling Association's Advocacy Award.
Amy Milsom, DEd, LPC-S, NCC, is a professor of counselor education at Clemson University and the coordinator of the school counseling program. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, a Master of Education degree in counselor education, and a Doctor of Education degree in counselor education from Penn State University. She has over 20 years of experience in the counseling field as a counselor educator, a middle and high school counselor, and provider of counseling services to children, adolescents, and college students. A past editor of Professional School Counseling, she has a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and editorial experience. Her research focuses on counselor preparation in general but mainly on school counselor education and students with disabilities, with an emphasis on postsecondary transition planning and college readiness for students with disabilities. Dr. Milsom serves on multiple journal editorial boards and regularly conducts CACREP accreditation site visits. Most recently, she has assisted in the development of training modules for school counselors and others working with P-12 students, which are produced as part of the College and Career Counseling Initiative by the Southern Region Education Board.
Careers Educationtakes a critical look at policy and practice in the context of the new role of the privatized Careers, Education and Guidance Service. Suzy Harris places the present situation within the context of subordination to market principles; delineates the changing and uncertain relationship between schools and the Careers Service; shows how the politics of curriculum relevance marginalizes careers teaching; describes the downward path to complete exclusion from The National Curriculum and points the way for policymakers to eschew rhetoric and rebuild the Careers Service
This book will be an essential resource to help careers and guidance practitioners make sense of their situation, for students and researchers seeking to understand current policy, and inform policy- making.
`Essential for teachers doing courses in careers education and guidance' - Tony Watts, NICEC
providing a theoretical background to constructivism;
alerting readers to a range of cultural considerations related to constructivist career counselling;
outlining a range of constructivist approaches to career counselling;
providing examples of practical applications of the constructivist approaches presented in the book; and
assisting career counsellor educators, practitioners and students understand and implement constructivist approaches into their work.
With contributions from an internationally recognised panel of authors from ten different countries, Career Counselling: Constructivist Approaches treats career as a holistic concept in which work and personal life are inseparably intertwined, and individuals as experts in their own lives and in actively constructing their careers. Structured into four logical sections, this 2nd edition attests to the ongoing influence of constructivism internationally and the continued development and refinement of constructivist approaches to career counselling.
Career Counselling: Constructivist Approachesis essential reading for career counsellor educators, practitioners, researchers and students who want a refreshing insight into constructivist career counselling.
Focusing on reimagining the purpose of vocational education and training (VET) and grounded in the reality of a small cohort of young South Africans and an institution seeking to serve them, Skills for Human Development moves beyond the inadequacies of the dominant human capital orthodoxy to present a rich theoretical and practical alternative for VET. Offering a human development and capability approach, it brings social justice to the forefront of the discussion of VET’s purpose at the national, institutional and individual levels. In doing so, this book insists that VET should be about enlarging peoples’ opportunities to live a flourishing life, rather than simply being about narrow employability and productivity. It argues that human development approaches, while acknowledging the importance of work in its broadest sense, offer a better way of bringing together VET and development than the current human capital-inspired orthodoxy.
Offering a transformative vision for skills development, this book:
Considers the potential contribution skills development could make to broader human development, as well as to economic development
Points to an alternative approach to the current and flawed deficit assumptions of VET learners
Presents for the first time an alternative evaluative frame for judging VET purpose and quality
Presents a timely account of current vocational and education training that is high on the agenda of international policymakers
Taking a broad perspective, Skills for Human Development presents a comprehensive and unique framework which bridges theory, policy and practice to give VET institutions a new way of thinking about their practice, and VET policymakers a new way of engaging with global messages of sustainable human development. It is a vital resource for those working on the human development and skills approach in multiple disciplines and offers a grounding framework for international policymakers interested in this growing area.
Considering the range of psychosocial, cognitive, and academic development spanning P-12 students, the authors review relevant developmental and career theories as a foundation for the design of sequential and developmentally appropriate career curricula and interventions. They provide information that helps school counselors and educators understand the ecosystemic influences on career development and discuss how and why to involve various stakeholders in their work with P-12 students. The text provides concrete examples of how to select, implement and evaluate the outcomes of various career counseling theories and addresses career development and college readiness needs by grade level. It also considers cultural differences regarding P-12 career development. Concrete examples demonstrate concepts and case studies illustrate ways in which counselors can partner with parents and teachers. Examples represent individual, small group, and classroom interventions and highlight learning outcomes and assessment methods. Appendices include a matrix outlining where and how 2009 CACREP Standards are addressed and what types of course assignments can be used to provide artifacts.Key Features:Covers career counseling and development specifically geared to P-12 schoolsReflects the ASCAís National Model for school counseling and facilitates career counseling as a core competencyDescribes a developmental, ecosystemic approach informed by career theoryPresents career counseling programs and interventions sequentially, based on grade and age levelFeatures case studies, end-of-chapter discussion points, self-test questions, and counselor activities
Data can make the difference for today’s embattled school counseling programs, and this insightful book shows how to collect and manage it. Aligned with current research and the ASCA standards, this essential resource includes a complete set of user-friendly tools and templates for data collection, action-planning and reporting. Readers will learn how to:Develop a robust counseling curriculum that supports the Common Core Standards and drop-out prevention Replace “random acts of guidance” with intentional, well-timed interventions that are based on student needs Measure progress through pre- and post-assessments Deliver compelling reports that demonstrate your program’s impact