Can anybody please tell
me where I can find information on the differences on emphasis between
educators and psychologists on vocational guidance.
My first thought is to ask some educators and guidance counselors, then
ask some psychologists. You might also find useful distinctions by contacting
the licensure or certification boards for these professions. I'm not aware of
articles in the professional literature or textbooks that summarize their
differences on vocational guidance. I think what you'll find is that educators
emphasize developmental theory and make more use of software programs popular
with young folks such as DISCOVER, SIGI-PLUS, The Strong-Campbell Vocational
Interest program, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Each of these is user
friendly and kinda fun. Psychologists seem to emphasize aptitude assessments
and measures of intelligence (e.g. Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale). Both
sets of professionals may assess vocational interest, preferences for work
related values, and personality preferences.