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Vocational Guidance

by Robert Hoppock & Nathan Luloff - 1943

The standard definition of vocational guidance, adopted after frequent revisions by the National Vocational Guidance Association, is stated in the following terms: Vocational guidance is the process of assisting the individual to choose an occupation, prepare for it, enter upon it, and progress in it. It is concerned primarily with helping individuals make decisions and choices involved in planning a future and building a career-decisions and choices necessary in effecting satisfactory vocational adjustment.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 42, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 44 Number 9, 1943, p. 82-102
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20409, Date Accessed: 2/28/2021 11:24:50 PM

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  • Robert Hoppock
    New York University
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    ROBERT HOPPOCK is a Professor of Education at New York University.
  • Nathan Luloff
    Metropolitan Vocational High School
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    NATHAN LULOFF is the Head Counselor at Metropolitan Vocational High School in New York.
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