Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline

Home Economics


Vocational guidance is an educational service and as such should be considered an integral part of the educational program carried on by the recognized educational agency of the community. Helping the youth to obtain reliable and significant information upon which to base a choice of occupation, aiding him to find a suitable opportunity to begin work in the occupation of his choice, and giving him additional assistance as needed during the period of adjustment and further training after employment begins, are just as truly educational service as teaching the same youth history or mathematics. The former service often has a more vital bearing upon his satisfaction in life and his contribution to society than the latter. When we consider the question of guidance, we are considering not something which is to be added to education, not something which exists outside, but something which is really in the very center of education itself. American democratic ideals demand not only that all should have as nearly as possible equal opportunity for education, but also that all men and women should be employed in that form of work to which they may contribute most of their own happiness and to the common good. Hence if the high school is to prepare its students to be vocationally efficient, there is need for guiding them so that they will be equipped to make the optimum re-adjustments in this complex world of economic and social changes.


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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