Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Career Counseling in Schools
Jacqueline E. Akhurst
Career counseling in schools exists at the intersection of the career education program and the provision of personal counseling. It potentially draws from and contributes to both individual pupils' career development and individual counseling. Career counseling has been a core activity of the school counseling movement from the time of Frank Parsons, and although its nature has changed in response to theoretical and societal developments, it remains a central part of the work of the counselor. This aspect of the counselor's work enables contributions to be made to young people's future planning and may provide evidence of a more visible role that school counselors can play. Career counseling in schools needs to be differentiated from the broader category of school-based career interventions due to its more personalized nature characterized by career-focused face-to-face interaction and focused on occupational selection and decision making in relation to the individual's view of self in ...