Unfocused Kids: Helping Students to Focus on Their Education and Career Plans
Author(s): Suzy Mygatt Wakefield / Howard Sage / Doris Rhea Coy / Tami Palmer, Editors
Unfocused Kids provides a hands-on resource for educators, school counselors, career specialists, classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, career and technical education directors, and others involved in helping students with their plans for after high school. This book presents a broad variety of career guidance ideas, suggestions, resources, and programs.Societal Trends and Workplace IssuesComprehensive School Counseling ProgramsProject Based Career Guidance ModelsInnovative Approaches to Workplace TrainingInnovative Career Development Activities/GamesInvolving Parents in their Teen's Career PlanningInnovative Career Development Practices for Special PopulationsInternet Career Delivery Systems in Career Guidance
Contributing authors consider how to inspire hope for all students as they prepare and plan for their future in a changing workforce. The book explores examples of comprehensive career development systems and addresses how to help disengaged, unfocused kids change the underlying structure of their lives in order to rise above "the path of least resistance."
The book includes an example of how to use the ASCA National Standards as a guideline for teaching career planning skills.
The book is divided into eight sections: