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June 5, 1937

Vocational Guidance Throughout the World: A Comparative Survey

JAMA. 1937;108(23):1997. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780230057038

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Vocational guidance has become in recent years a subject of general as well as professional study. The book under consideration, which is principally a comparative survey of vocational guidance throughout the world, can be read with profit by those lacking in technical training in the field as well as by those professionally concerned. Vocational guidance in other countries is discussed against the background of existing conditions in the United States. Each country is introduced with a brief description of that social, political and economic background which is essential in understanding the formulation of vocational guidance policies and methods. These introductions are moderate in tone and sympathetic in point of view. It is refreshing to find that this holds true for fascist, communist and democratic countries alike. Much is thus added to the understanding of the ensuing material. Two chapters, on psychologic methods in vocational guidance and psychologic methods for the

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