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Department of Counselor Education


School Counselor Center Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Careers

 

BOOKS

Title:  ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Reference Center Military Enlistment
Date:  1980
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Reference
Call Number: C0600

Summary: This reference is a counselor's guide to the ASVAB.  It contains technical information, a representative's guide, test  administrator's information, and miscellaneous information about the ASVAB. 

(Grades 7-12)

  

Title:  ASVAB A Brief Guide for Counselors and Educators
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Department of Defense
Date:
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Manual
Call Number: C0601

Summary: This guide describes the background and content of the ASVAB (the subtests in the battery, the composites and norms reported to students, schools and recruiters); DOD safeguards about release of test information; technical data (validity, reliability, and norms); specifications of ASVAB-14; questions and answers often asked about the ASVAB; and concludes with a matrix of composites and ASVAB subtests and an information request form. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  ASVAB Information Pamphlet
Author 1: Department of Defense
Author 2:
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Date:  1984
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Reference
Call Number: C0602

Summary: This reference provides general information about the ASVAB and what to expect.  A sample test is provided.  It was designed to help familiarize the reader with the ASVAB and to help the reader practice for taking the ASVAB. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  ASVAB Counselors Manual (Vols. 1 & 2)
Author 1: Department of Defense
Author 2:
Publisher:
Date:
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Manual
Call Number: C0603

Summary: Volume I provides questions frequently asked about the ASVAB, policy regarding the ASVAB, psychological measurement, development and structure of the ASVAB, technical information, a comparison with other measures, sample questions and several tables  presenting various facets of the ASVAB.  Volume II provides information on the use of this guide and clusters of jobs included on the ASVAB including General-Technical, Clerical-Administrative, General Mechanics, Motor Mechanics and Electronics. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Advising Skills, Techniques and Resources
Author 1: Crockett, David S.
Author 2:
Publisher: American College Testing Services
Date:  1986
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Manual
Call Number: C0604

Summary: This document was written to help those who are interested in improving the quality of academic advising.  An introduction to advising begins the chapters, followed by training, skills, techniques and resources, evaluation, and how ACT can help in advising. 

(Grades 7-12)

  

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Title:  COPS - Career Cluster Booklets
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Educational & Industrial Testing Service
Date:  1983
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Booklet
Call Number: C0605

Summary: These booklets will answer the common questions that most students ask in career decision making and will help you find critical information you need quickly and easily.  Once you have your interest scores and have found your high interest areas among the clusters, you then need to develop skills to use the information in order to choose your classes and do career planning.  By using the cluster books you can be keyed into the whole economy. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Career Education Techniques, Resources and Materials
Author 1: Flint Hills Educational Research and Development Association
Author 2:
Publisher: Emporia State University
Date:
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Notebook
Call Number: C0607

Summary: This notebook is a compilation of various career education techniques, materials, and resources submitted by educators in the Flint Hills Educational Research and Development Association (FHERDA). The purpose of the project was to assist the FHERDA school districts in infusing career education into the curriculum of their school programs.  The notebook is divided into the three major areas of techniques, materials, and resources.  Content within these areas is arranged by academic level.  The elementary, junior high/middle school, and high school levels appear independently as well as combined in instances where the material is appropriate at multiple levels. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Career Exploration
Author 1: Mitchell, Charlie
Author 2: Young, William
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Date:  1982
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Workbook
Call Number: C0608

Summary: This workbook is an individualized, self-paced instruction designed to assist students in making career choices.  Topics include self-concept, values, interests, skills assessment, understanding the data/people/things orientation of work, job satisfiers, exploration of career information, and the decision-making process. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  The Career Fitness Program:  Exercising Your Options
Author 1: Sukiennik, Diane
Author 2: Raufman, Lisa & Bendat, William
Publisher: Gorsuch Scarisbrick Publishers
Date:  1986
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Manual
Call Number: C0609

Summary: Exercising Your Options is designed to assist students in the process of self-discovery and realization.  The main goal of this book is to lead the student through the process of career planning, which includes self-assessment, decision making, and job search strategy; the primary objective is to assist the student in making satisfactory career choices.  The book is designed to help students learn more about themselves as well as how their self-knowledge is related to an emerging career plan. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Career Planning / Skills to Build Your Future
Author 1: Carney, Clarke G.
Author 2: Wells, Cinda Field & Streufert, Don
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company
Date:  1981
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: C0610

Summary: This text has been written to help students better understand themselves and our society, so they can make educational and  occupational choices that provide them with a sense of fulfillment and opportunity.  To help students see the choices that lie before them more clearly, the authors believe it is helpful to understand how our society differs from others.  The text offers the student a sense of how our society's beliefs and ideals work together with our technology. 

(Grades 7-12)

  

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Title:  Career Planning Today
Author 1: Powell, C. Randall
Author 2:
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Date:  1981
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Reference
Call Number: C0611

Summary: The focus of the book is on planning.  Planning involves developing a systematic approach to the direction you want your working life to take.  The approach described in this book not only sets the plan, but shows you how to implement it as well. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Dictionary of Occupational Titles
Author 1: US Department of Labor
Author 2:
Publisher: US Employment Service
Date:  1977
Categories: Careers
Format: Reference
Call Number: C0616

Summary: The Dictionary of Occupational Titles focuses on occupational classifications and definitions.  The DOT includes standardized and comprehensive descriptions of job duties and related information for  20,000 occupations.  It also covers nearly all jobs in the US economy and groups occupations into systematic occupational classification structure based on interrelationships of job tasks and requirements.  It is designed as a job placement tool to facilitate matching job requirements and worker skills. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Kansas Practical Application of Career Education
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Kansas State Department of Education
Date:  1983
Categories: Careers
Format: Reference
Call Number: C0620

Summary: In our complex, technological and highly competitive world, it is imperative that students be prepared in school for their respective societal roles.  As educators, we are in charge of providing for our students a thorough understanding of self and environment in order to make prudent life decisions.  This publication provides information and resources to assist counselors with career exploration and education. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Life / Career Manual
Author 1: Rozzelle, Robert W.
Author 2: McCoy, Vivian R.
Publisher: Adult Life Programs and Resource Center, KU
Date:  1981
Categories: Careers, Life Planning
Format: Manual
Call Number: C0621

Summary: This manual is designed as a basic resource for conducting a life/career workshop.  It emphasizes what we consider the necessary elements of a successful workshop experience and identifies some of the desired participant outcomes.  This manual should be adapted and expanded as the leader responds to the needs of a particular group. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Take Hold of Your Future (Leader's Manual)
Author 1: Harris-Bowlsbey, JoAnn
Author 2: Spivack, James D. & Lisansky, Ruth S.
Publisher: The American College Testing Program
Date:  1986
Categories: Careers, Decision-Making
Format: Manual
Call Number: C0626

Summary: The overall purpose of the Personal Life and Career Planning Program is to increase the vocational maturity of the individuals who participate in it.  The program is laid out as a systematic set of materials for use in fourteen two-hour sessions.  It was principally designed as a two-hour credit course.  The program may be used in its entirety as workshop material for an adult group, or particular parts might be selected. 

(Grades 7-12)

   

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Title:  Take Hold of Your Future (A Career Planning Guide)
Author 1: Harris-Bowlsbey, JoAnn
Author 2: Spivack, James D. & Lisansky, Ruth S.
Publisher: The American College Testing Program
Date:  1986
Categories: Careers, Decision-Making
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0627

Summary: Take Hold of Your Future is a career planning guide developed to help students gain the skills and information they need to make sound career decisions.  It will assist them in their present stages of career development and help speed up the choice process.  It will guide students through the tasks necessary to making a satisfying vocational choice. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Taking Charge of Your Career Direction
Author 1: Lock, Robert D.
Author 2:
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Date:  1988
Categories: Careers, Decision-Making
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0628

Summary: This book is the first of a two-book series on career decision-making and the job search.  The books are intended to be used as comprehensive texts for career planning courses or by individual students with the help of a counselor.  The text has three major themes:  career awareness, self-study and career decision-making. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  A Training Handbook for Using Labor Market Information
Author 1: Lawson, Dorothy
Author 2: Blair, Diane
Publisher: Garrett Park Press
Date:  1987
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Handbook
Call Number: C0629

Summary: This Training Handbook is a companion volume to Using Labor Market  Information in Career Exploration and Decision Making:  A Resource Guide.  The Resource Guide was designed to be used as a primary or supplementary text for college courses in career development or occupational information in the counselor education program.  This Training Handbook was developed to facilitate the use of the Resource Guide. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Using Labor Market Information in Career Exploration
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Garrett Park Press
Date:  1986
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0630

Summary: This Resource Guide focuses on upgrading the knowledge of counselors on the job.  The curriculum is presented in a logical, step-by-step fashion with each chapter building on the previous one.  Basic background information and theories on the broad concepts of career development and labor markets are presented. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Your Career:  Choices-Chances-Changes
Author 1: Borchard, David C.
Author 2: Kelly, John J. & Weaver, Nancy Pat K.
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Date:  1988
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Workbook
Call Number: C0631

Summary: Your Career:  Choices, Chances, Changes uses a thorough decision-making model to show students how to take charge of their lives and careers.  The chapters examine not only attitudes toward choosing a career, but also natural talents, values, personality style, wants and needs in relation to career choice.  The exercises in the workbook will assist the students in exploring the world of work, developing alternatives, setting goals and making plans while learning an effective, reusable decision-making process. 

(Grades 7-12)

   

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Title:  Occupational Outlook Handbook
Author 1: US Department of Labor
Author 2:
Publisher: Kansas Department of Human Resources
Date:  1992
Categories: Careers
Format: Report
Call Number: C0639

Summary: This report presents occupational projections for Kansas.  Data collected in the Occupational Employment Statistics Annual Surveys were used in developing projections.  It is hoped that this publication will assist students, educators and, employment counselors and planners. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Coming Alive From Nine to Five
Author 1: Michelozzi, Betty Neville
Author 2:
Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Company
Date:  1992
Categories: Careers, Career Search
Format: Handbook
Call Number: C0644

Summary: Coming Alive from Nine to Five is a unique handbook that develops, demystifies and integrates the various facets of career/lifestyle search and choice.  A handy reference book, it draws together into one comprehensive, practical, easily usable and reusable source the essentials of career/life decision-making.  It is flexible enough to be used in semester-long courses, workshops and individual counseling sessions, in high schools or colleges. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Skills for Living and Working
Author 1: Benson, Arland
Author 2: Carlson, Linda & Larsen, Judy
Publisher: Benson, Carlson, Larsen Publishers
Date:  1982
Categories: Careers
Format: Activity
Call Number: C0647

Summary: Skills for Living and Working is divided into eleven units; Discovering Myself, Seeing Others, Communication, Group Dynamics, Cooperation, Decision Making, Lifestyles, Stereotyping, How to Study Occupations, Changing Roles of Women and Minorities and Why  People Work.  Each unit is designed to provide students with life skills. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Chronicle Career Index (1993-94)
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Guidance Publications, Inc.
Date:  1993
Categories: Careers
Format: Index
Call Number: C0648

Summary: The Chronicle Career Index is primarily a reference listing of vocational guidance materials for counselors and students.  It is a compilation of over 500 sources of publications and audiovisual materials.  These materials are listed alphabetically by source and cross-referenced by occupational subjects. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Chronicle Financial Aid Guide
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc.
Date:  1993
Categories: Careers, Financial Aid
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0649

Summary: The Chronicle Financial Aid Guide holds a wealth of information about all kinds of financial aid programs.  They include loans, grants, scholarships, competitions, contests, and internships covering a wide range of subjects and populations.  The Guide contains information on more than 1,536 financial aid programs offered nationally or regionally by noncollegiate organizations, public and private. 

(Grades 7-12)

   

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Title:  Chronicle Vocational School Manual
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc.
Date:  1993
Categories: Careers, Vocational Training
Format: Manual
Call Number: C0650

Summary: The Chronicle Vocational School Manual has two sections.  The first section lists programs of study and the names of schools offering those programs.  The second section, in chart form, has further information about the schools. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Chronicle Two-Year College Databook
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc.
Date:  1993
Categories: Careers, Two-year Colleges
Format: Databook
Call Number: C0651

Summary: The Chronicle Two-year College Databook contains two sections.  The Two-year College Majors section lists 2,370 institutions offering 704 occupational-career (certificate or diploma), associate and transfer programs.  The Two-year College Charts section lists other characteristics about the institutions. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Chronicle Four-year College Databook
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc.
Date:  1993
Categories: Careers, Four-year Colleges
Format: Databook
Call Number: C0652

Summary: Chronicle Four-year College Databook contains two sections.  The Four-year College Majors section lists 2,131 institutions offering 756 four-year, graduate and professional majors.  The Four-year College Charts section lists other characteristics about the institutions.  This comprehensive package offers students and counselors up-to-date information for selecting colleges. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Dream Catchers  Developing Career & Ed. Awareness
Author 1: Lindsay, Norene
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1993
Categories: Careers
Format: Workbook
Call Number: C0653

Summary: This book will help students plan for the future.  It can help them 'catch their dreams' about the future and make them happen.  This book can help students know what they want to do in school, in work and in their lives.  This can be used in conjunction with the book of reproducible activity sheets with the same title.  

(Grades 6-9)

 

Title:  Dream Catchers Developing Career & Ed. Awareness in the Int. Grade
Author 1: Lindsay, Norene
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1993
Categories: Careers
Format: Activity
Call Number: C0654

Summary: This is a book of reproducible activity sheets that accompanies the workbook of the same title.  These books together are to help students plan for their future.  They help them to decide what they want in school, work and life.  (Reproducible Activity Sheets) 

(Grades 6-9)

  

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Title:  Effective Communication Skills
Author 1: Ludden, Marsha
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1992
Categories: Careers, Communication Skills
Format: Activity
Call Number: C0656

Summary: Effective Communication Skills presents five basic ways people communicate:  speaking, listening, using the telephone, writing and nonverbal communication.  For each type, background is provided to help individuals understand what is at work, tips for improving performance, specific work and life examples and activities to help improve these skills.  The communication skills available in this book become 'building blocks' for additional learning and improvement.  It covers the basics of what is needed to effectively communicate at work or in other situations. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Understanding Yourself
Author 1: Cooper, Jacqueline Fribus
Author 2: Forrer, Stephen E. & Epperley, Jane Reimer
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1989
Categories: Careers, Self-awareness
Format: Activity
Call Number: C0657

Summary: Understanding Yourself is one of a series entitled Career Emphasis Series.  The series covers important topics for career and life planning.  Topics include decision-making skills, self-understanding, career exploration and training options, and job seeking/career success. Understanding Yourself utilizes activities to help students understand who they are and what they need are vital components of making any major life or career decision. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Making Good Decisions
Author 1: Cooper, Jacqueline Fribus
Author 2: Forrer, Steven & Epperley, Jane Reimer
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1990
Categories: Careers, Decision-Making
Format: Activity
Call Number: C0658

Summary: Making Good Decisions is part of the Career Emphasis Series.  Each book covers important topics for career and life planning.  Topics include decision-making skills, self-understanding, career exploration and training options, and job seeking/career success.  Making Good Decisions uses a logical decision-making process that will help individuals make better decisions that are more satisfying. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Making Decisions  Learning to Take Control of Your Life
Author 1: Farr, J. Michael
Author 2: Christophersen, Susan
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Careers, Decision-Making
Format: Activity
Call Number: C0659

Summary: This book presents a simple and memorable 3-step process for making good decisions.  This 3-step process is then used to practice making meaningful short- and long-term life decisions through a series of worksheets. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Knowing Yourself  Learning About Your Skills, Values and Planning Your Life
Author 1: Farr, J. Michael
Author 2: Christophersen, Susan
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Careers
Format: Workbook
Call Number: C0660

Summary: This workbook is a tool to help students get to know themselves.  They will discover their values as well as their unique skills.  Students may be surprised to see the talents they already possess and the ones they will decide to possess after completing this book.  With this book, students will start defining lifestyles with satisfying futures. 

(Grades 7-12)

  

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Title:  The Skills Advantage Identify Your Skills for School, Work, & Life
Author 1: Farr, J. Michael
Author 2: Christophersen, Susan
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1994
Categories: Careers
Format: Workbook
Call Number: C0661

Summary: This workbook will teach students how to take control of their lives and identify their skills.  It defines their adaptive and transferable skills as well as teaches them how to create a skills data base and help them set up a plan on how to best use  the skills they possess. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  I Can Manage Life  Learning to Choose and Grow (Instructor's Guide)
Author 1: Hooker, Dennis
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1992
Categories: Careers
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0662

Summary: Life is full of choices.  There are always so many things (and people) to consider.  And we often end up doing things we are not so sure are really 'right' for us.  This book will help.  It is the instructor's guide to the workbook that will encourage students to become all that they can be - and help them to do it on their own terms.  

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  I Can Manage Life  Learning to Choose and Grow
Author 1: Hooker, Dennis
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1992
Categories: Careers
Format: Workbook
Call Number: C0663

Summary: Life is full of choices.  There are always so many things (and people) to consider, and we often end up doing things we are not so sure are really 'right' for us.  This book will help.  It will guide students to become all that they can be - and help them to do it on their own terms. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  I Am Already Successful (80 Activities on Motivation & Self Esteem)
Author 1: Hooker, Dennis
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Careers
Format: In. Guide
Call Number: C0664

Summary: This is the instructor's guide to the student workbook.  It shows students how they are successful today.  This encourages them to be successful now (and later) rather than waiting to be successful in the future.  

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  I Am Already Successful
Author 1: Hooker, Dennis
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Careers
Format: Workbook
Call Number: C0665

Summary: This workbook shows students how they are successful today.  This encourages them to be successful now (and later), rather then waiting for the future to be successful.  

(Grades 7-12)

   

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Title:  The Very Quick Job Search
Author 1: Farr, J. Michael
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Careers
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0666

Summary: The Very Quick Job Search is a clear and easy to follow guide that explores career and job alternatives.  Practical information on how to go about getting a job using innovative and effective techniques is provided.  

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Pathfinder  Exploring Career & Educational Paths (Teacher's Guide)
Author 1: Lindsay, Norene
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1994
Categories: Careers, Junior High Counseling
Format: Guide
Call Number: C0667

Summary: This Teacher's Guide was written to support the student activity book.  The objective of that book is to allow young people to explore their individual skills in the junior high and high school level as they prepare to make career and educational choices.  Pathfinder provides group activities, worksheets, assignments, and related materials that will aide students in:  planning additional training or education, career planning guidance, scheduling school courses and activities and developing an individual career plan. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Pathfinder  Exploring Career & Educational Paths
Author 1: Lindsay, Norene
Author 2:
Publisher: JIST Works, Inc.
Date:  1994
Categories: Careers, Junior High Counseling
Format: Activity
Call Number: C0668

Summary: Pathfinder assists junior high and high school students planning their career and related educational paths using guidelines recommended by NOICC--the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee.  The activity books offers activities to assist students in:  planning additional training or education, career planning guidance, scheduling school courses and activities and developing an individual career plan.  

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Careers in Counseling and Human Development
Author 1: Collison, Brooke B.
Author 2: Garfield, Nancy J.
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Date:  1990
Categories: Careers
Format: Text
Call Number: C0669

Summary: This practical book will help students and adults in transition decide whether to prepare for a career in the helping professions. The authors describe over 90 different career options in a wide variety of work settings within counseling and human development...plus the rewards and frustrations of these career fields. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Get A Life: Your Personal Planning Portfolio for Career Dev.
Author 1: ASCA/NOICC, C.E. Van Zandt, Consultant
Author 2:
Publisher: American School Counselor Association
Date:  1993
Categories: Careers
Format: Notebook
Call Number: C0670

Summary: This resource, developed by ASCA and NOIC, illustrates the important facets of career development.  It leads students through the process of analyzing and synthesizing information about their lives that can lead to more purposeful and meaningful careers.  Consists of a 12 minute video and a loose leaf notebook containing reproducible activities. 

(Grades 7-12)

   

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Title:  Workwise - A Life Skills Career Awareness Course for Teen Mothers & Others (Teacher Manual)
Author 1: Garner, Barbara
Author 2:
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:  1993
Categories: Careers
Format: Text/Activities
Call Number: C0672

Summary: Contains all the materials needed to teach a life skills/career awareness course.  It can be used either as a self-contained manual or as a reference guide.  Individual lessons, which include curricular objectives and student activities, are designed to provide flexible and useful guidelines to teachers with varying levels of teaching experience.  Lessons include suggestions for speakers, videos, other materials, and teaching tips and procedures. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Workwise - Job Skills, Career Skills, Life Skills for Teen Parents (Student Manual)
Author 1: Garner, Barbara
Author 2:
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:  1997
Categories: Careers
Format: Text/Activities

Call Number: C0673

Summary: This companion student manual for Workwise - A Life Skills Career Awareness Course for Teen Mothers & Others includes practical exercises and journal assignments, designed to enhance the topics presented. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title: Cool Careers for Girls in Food
Author 1: Pasternak, Ceel
Author 2: Thornburg, Linda
Publisher: Impact Publishing
Date: 2000
Categories: Career
Format: Text
Call Number: C0675

Summary: This book provides a variety of jobs that involve food, from cheesemaker and chocolatier to a restaurant owner and food critic.  Come explore the backgrounds of the women within these fields and more!  You'll also get a sneak peek into their real lives and how their careers affect there families, as well as the personality traits and physical and mental abilities needed to do these jobs.

 

Title: Cool Careers for Girls in Computers
Author 1: Pasternak, Ceel
Author 2: Thornburg, Linda
Publisher: Impact Publishing
Date: 1999
Categories: Career
Format: Text
Call Number: C0676

Summary: Computers play a major role in the personal and business lives of many people.  They're used in banking, research, communicating with other people, and even games!  This book features a variety of computer jobs, from software engineer and systems analyst to database administrator and Internet communicator. Come explore the backgrounds of the women within these fields and more! You'll also get a sneak peek into their real lives and how their careers affect their families, as well as the personality traits and physical and mental abilities needed to do these jobs.

 

Title: Cool Careers for Girls in Sports
Author 1: Pasternak, Ceel
Author 2: Thornburg, Linda
Publisher: Impact Publishing
Date: 1999
Categories: Career
Format: Text
Call Number: C0677

Summary: Sports play a major role in the lives of many people.  Not only do they encourage teamwork and goal - setting; they also provide exercise and entertainment.  They have unified countries and settled disputes, and many famous sports figures become national heroes.  This book features a
variety of jobs that involve sports, from golf professional to ski instructor, athletic director to referee. Come explore the backgrounds of the women within these fields and more! You'll also get a sneak peek into their real lives and how their careers affect their families, as well as the personality traits and physical and mental abilities needed to do these jobs.

   

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Title: Cool Careers for Girls with Animals
Author 1: Pasternak, Ceel
Author 2: Thornburg, Linda
Publisher: Impact Publishing
Date: 1999
Categories: Career
Format: Text
Call Number: C0678

Summary: Animals play a major role in the lives of many people.  Not only are they treasured companions, they also provide entertainment, exercise, and the solutions to health problems faced by many people.  This book features a variety of jobs that involve animals, from veterinarian and zoologist to pet sitter and wildlife manager. Come explore the backgrounds of the women within these fields and more! You'll also get a sneak peek into their real lives and how their careers affect their families, as well as the personality traits and physical and mental abilities needed to do these jobs.

 

Title: Cool Careers for Girls in Health
Author 1: Pasternak, Ceel
Author 2: Thornburg, Linda
Publisher: Impact Publishing
Date: 1999
Categories: Career
Format: Text
Call Number: C0679

Summary: Health plays a major role in the lives of many people.  Not only does it affect the way people feel about themselves, it can also affect their work, education, and how they live their lives. Good health can increase a persons feelings of self-worth and happiness; bad health can depress them
and negatively impact their personal and professional lives.  This book features a variety of jobs that involve health, from physical therapist assistant and certified nurse midwife to dentist and nuclear medical technologist. Come explore the backgrounds of the women within these fields and more! You'll also get a sneak peek into their real lives and how their careers affect their families, as well as the personality traits and physical and mental abilities needed to do these jobs.

 

Title: Cool Careers for Girls in Engineering
Author 1: Pasternak, Ceel
Author 2: Thornburg, Linda
Publisher: Impact Publishing
Date: 1999
Categories: Career
Format: Text
Call Number: C0680

Summary: Did you know everything that almost everything you touch, and even some things you can't, rely on engineers to make them work?  Not only do engineers work with machines, they also design things we use every day, such as sidewalks, bridges, and highways.  They may work with computers or airplanes, or they may solve problems related to biological systems or human health.  On a daily basis, engineers impact our personal and professional lives.  This book features a variety of jobs that involve engineering, such as chemical engineering, electrical engineer, ceramics engineer, and agricultural engineer. Come explore the backgrounds of the women within these fields and more! You'll also get a sneak peek into their real lives and how their careers affect their families, as well as the personality traits and physical and mental abilities needed to do these jobs.

 

Title: An Introduction To School to Work/School to Careers
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American School Counselor Association
Date:
Categories: School to Career Adjustment
Format: Text
Call Number: C0681

Summary: Part of the ASCA professional development series.

 

Title: Don't Miss Out: The Ambitious Student's Guide to Financial Aid
Author 1: Leider, Anna
Author 2: Leider, Robert
Publisher: Octameron Associates
Date: 2002
Categories: Career, College Preparation
Format: Text
Call Number: CO682

Summary: This text explores grants, loans, scholarships and tax credits. It teaches students where money really is to make sure they get their fair share when it comes to college.

  

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Title: Do-It Write: How to Prepare a Great College Application
Author 1: Ripple, Gary G.
Author 2:
Publisher: Octameron Associates
Date: 2001
Categories: Careers, College Preparation
Format: Text
Call Number: CO683

Summary: This text is designed to help students get started on writing their college applications and shows students why some essays work and why some don't.

 

Title: The A's & B's of Academic Scholarships: 1000,000 Scholarships for Top Students
Author 1: Leider, Anna
Author 2:
Publisher: Octameron Associates
Date: 2002
Categories: Career, College Preparation
Format: Text
Call Number: CO684

Summary: Nearly 1200 colleges and universities now offer no-need scholarships to bright students and this text lists them all in dollar amounts ranging from $300 to $30,000.

 

Title: College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You
Author 1: Antonoff, Steven R.
Author 2: Friedemann, Marie A.
Publisher: Octameron Associates
Date: 2001
Categories: Career, College Preparation
Format: Text
Call Number: CO685

Summary: College Match gives students control of the entire college admission process and makes sure they find the best school for them.

 

Title: The Winning Edge: The Student-Athlete's Guide to College Sports
Author 1: Killpatrick, Frances
Author 2: Killpatrick, James
Publisher: Octameron Associates
Date: 2002
Categories: Career, College Preparation
Format: Text
Call Number: CO686

Summary: This book is for all students interested in participating in college sports. It shows students how to use their athletic ability to increase your chances for financial aid and admission at the schools of their choice.

 

Title: Financial Aid Financer: Expert Answers to College Financing Questions
Author 1: Re, Joseph M.
Author 2:
Publisher: Octameron Associates
Date: 2002
Categories: Careers, College Preparation
Format: Text
Call Number: CO687

Summary: This text explains hundreds of unusual family circumstances and tells parents how the financial aid process can work for them.

   

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Title: College .EDU
Author 1: Guernseym Lisa
Author 2:
Publisher: Octameron Associates
Date: 2002
Categories: Career, College Preparation
Format: Text
Call Number: CO688

Summary: This text leads you through hundreds of useful sites on financial aid and admission, including the best bulletin boards and newsgroups. Student's will learn the advantages to applying for admission and financial aid online, what to look for in virtual campus tours, and how to make sure the information they're getting is objective.

  

FILMSTRIPS

Title:  Career Education for Children and Youth in Special Education
Author 1: Brolin, Donn E.
Author 2: Clark, Gary M. & Kokaska, Charles J.
Publisher: LINC Resources, Inc.
Date:  1983
Categories: Careers, Special Education
Format: Filmstrip
Call Number: C0606

Summary: Career education is gaining momentum as a positive movement in the nation's schools.  At the same time, schools are working to provide appropriate educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  The five filmstrips of CAREER EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN SPECIAL EDUCATION present important information that teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents can use in planning and implementing programs to prepare disabled individuals for the various roles they will assume in life. (casettes & filmstrips) 

(Grades 7-12)

 

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KITS

Title:  Kansas Careers/Master List of Occupations and Schools
Author 1: Angle, Dennis R.
Author 2:
Publisher: Kansas State University
Date:  1987
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Disks
Call Number: C0617

Summary: The Master List of Occupations and Schools provides three types of information:  an alphabetical listing of the 300 occupations in KANSAS CAREERS, a list of 134 accredited schools in Kansas and the code number for each school and a complete list of the 574 occupations that appear in KANSAS CAREERS, PROFESSIONAL AND SKILLED CAREERS, and SKILLED AND SEMI-SKILLED CAREERS software. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Kansas Careers Occupations Schools and Helpful Academic Subjects
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Kansas State University
Date:  1979
Categories: Careers, High School Counseling
Format: Disks
Call Number: C0618

Summary: Kansas Careers is designed to assist students in deciding what they want in their work and suggest occupations that seem to meet their needs. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

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VIDEOS

Title: First Semester: Preparing for College Life
Author 1:
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Publisher: Education Video Programming
Date: 1998
Categories: Careers
Format: Video
Call Number: C0674

Summary: Is your college-bound freshman really ready?  This video could make the difference between failure and success.

First semester is a 30-minute entertaining video program designed to introduce college life to high school students.  It includes an informative 32-page pocket guide full of advice on how to avoid first year pitfalls and make that first year a great success.  Areas of discussion include: balancing freedom and responsibility, the period of adjustment, effective time scheduling, campus safety, money management and more.

 

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