This comprehensive, practical resource provides specific strategies for counsellors working with boys and male adolescents from different cultural backgrounds. The first part examines how psychological, career and athletic development of boys is shaped by a complex interaction of biological, social, cultural and economic forces. TheSecond Part covers cultural considerations when counselling particular North American client groups, such as Hispanic-Americans. The final part focuses on special populations such as gay, sexually abused and developmentally disabled boys.
Chapter 3: Male Career Development in the Formative Years
Male Career Development in the Formative Years
Every man has memories of his boyhood dreams, of what he wanted to do when he grew up. As boys, some men wanted to be policemen, firemen, sports stars, or whatever caught their fancy at the time. During these same years, these men-to-be were observing their fathers and other significant men in their lives and developing ideas of what work was really like. Many of these boys accompanied their fathers to work and received glimpses of what it was like for their dads. During these early life experiences, they began forming preferences for some activities over others and developed opinions that influenced what they would choose to do in their future ...