The Role of Guidance Counsellors in Calgary's Career Pathways Initiative
By Sharon Pelech.
An overview of the Career Pathways model and how Guidance Counsellors expertise in Career Development can support this model.
||guidance counselling, Career Pathways, Career development, Vocational education, Secondary education
International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp.351-358.
Article: Print (Spiral Bound).
Article: Electronic (PDF File; 840.823KB).
Sharon Macpherson is a teacher and guidance counsellor that has taught in a wide variety of settings. Her teaching career began in a First Nations community in the Northwest Territories, continued in a small oil-town in Northern Alberta and she is presently in the "big city" of Calgary Alberta. She has taught a wide variety of courses and levels of students with the last seven years focused in Biology and Science. After 15 years of teaching Sharon became a guidance counsellor at a high school. After a year in the department, Sharon was made Curriculum Leader initially with Student Services and then the Career Pathways leadership was added. One of her main passions is in Career and Personal Counselling. Sharon keeps her love of biology and science alive by continuing to work with a few students to help them complete their Grade 12 level Biology.
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