亞洲輔導學報



Career Guidance and Counseling in an International School in Hong Kong: Literature Review and a School Counselor’s Reflection

Published online first, 31 March 2016
 

Career Guidance and Counseling in an International School in Hong Kong: Literature Review and a School Counselor’s Reflection

香港一所國際學校有關事業諮商及輔導的實踐:文獻回顧與學校諮商師的反思

Vinci Ng & Mantak Yuen(吳雅蕙、袁文得)

Abstract

This reflection paper explores aspects of a career guidance and counseling program operating in an international school in Hong Kong. The aim of the program is to ensure that all students receive an education that develops knowledge, skills, attitudes and values important for life, so that they are in a sound position to make informed decisions concerning their futures. The school counselor established the program to help all students realize their full potential. Relevant background information on the school is provided to establish the context, and a description is given of how career education is delivered through a structured program with the collaboration of teachers. Pertinent literature is reviewed, and two main themes are identified to support the analysis of the program in terms of relevance and effectiveness. Recommendations for improvement are made, based on the strengths and challenges identified in the program. The counselor’s reflections indicate that career education can be embedded in the curriculum topic of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), and can be linked closely to pre-university counseling. This may constitute a viable and effective approach for schools in similar settings. The information and thoughts recorded in this paper may help fill a gap in the data available on career guidance and counseling in international schools.

Keywords: career guidance; counseling; international schools; Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

摘要

本文旨在透過學校諮商師的反思,探討香港一所國際學校有關事業諮商與輔導的實踐綱领。該校諮商師為確保所有學生能充分發揮潛能,在「個人、社會與健康教育」課程中,融入事業教育,使學生能從知識、技巧、正確態度和價值觀,為未來(包括升學及就業)作出知情決策。現有文獻缺乏探討有關國際學校事業諮商與輔導的實踐,本反思文章希望可以就此填補一些空隙。

關鍵詞:事業諮商;輔導;國際學校;個人、社會與健康教育