Career Guidance: Who Needs It, Who Provides It, Who Can Improve It?
reviewed by Winthrop R.Adkins - 1971
Following World War II, the field of guidance had just begun to develop a respectable theoretical and research base. Based on the work of Super and others, vocational development came to be conceived and studied as a complex set of interactions occurring continuously during an individual's lifetime, rather than as a single choice occurring at one point in time. Eli Ginzberg first ventured into guidance from his home discipline of economics in 1951 with the publication of Occupational Choice, a book containing important conceptual contributions which would later be explored in depth by others. To paraphrase one reviewer, Ginzberg showed the ability to move into another field, to exercise his brilliance in clarifying crucial problems, and to create the kind of controversy that leads to progress. Twenty years later, Ginzberg, on his second visit to guidance, has in a very real sense attempted the same task. With support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, he and a team of inter-disciplinary specialists from the Conservation of Human Resources Project... (preview truncated at 150 words.)
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