Parson Weems

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  • Myth In Edward Lengel's Preventing George Washington

    In this story, a young Washington gets a hatchet and cuts down his father’s beloved tree. When his father confronts him about it, he contemplates lying; however, his guilt gets the best of him, and he decides to come clean and confess that he did, in fact, cut down the tree. Washington’s father appreciated his son’s honesty and was no longer angry. While this is an inspiring story and a great lesson for young children, Lengel brings to light the realization that this is a fabricated story created by money-hungry author, Parson Weems. Lengel writes about him, “Weems was the father of popular history. A superb storyteller, he knew his audience- and gladly collected its money” (19). He realized the infatuation the American people had with Washington and ran with it in order to make a profit off of a counterfeit Washington story, much like Barnum did. Lengel uses Weems’ reputation to characterize him as one of the “celebrity-seeking pests”; therefore, discrediting his motives for writing “Cherry Tree” and proving his story to be fictional…

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  • Frank Parsons Career Matching Theory

    In 1908 Frank Parsons developed a simplistic matching theory whereby he matched people with jobs according to their skills and the skill requirements of employers. This was the first attempt at producing a career guidance theory. The theory is that everybody is different and that these differences can be measured. The requirements of individual jobs can be measured and the two matched up. Consequently you get the right person for the right job. Most careers software programs such as kudos and…

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  • School Counselors

    School counselors are advocates, leaders, collaborators and consultants who create systemic change by providing equitable educational access and success by connecting their school counseling programs to the district’s mission and improvement plans (The ASCA Ethnical Standards for School Counselors, 2016). A vital component of a counselor job is communicating with parents and engaging them in their child’s academic career. Counselors ought to inform parents of the mission of the school counseling…

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  • Career Assessment In Career Development

    As stated previously, the client took all three career assessments listed above. Based on John Holland’s Self-Directed Search, the client received the specific results of SEC, known as Social (14), Enterprising (14), and Conventional (13). The self-identified occupations of interest by the client were teacher, counselor, entrepreneur, clergy member, and marriage and family counselor. Those more inclined to social careers require teaching, treating or healing others. These specific results…

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  • Talcott Parsons AGIL Paradigm

    Talcott Parsons was born December 13, 1902 in Colorado Springs. He was the child of Edward Smith Parsons (1863–1943) and Mary Augusta Ingersoll (1863–1949). His dad had gone to Yale Divinity School and was appointed as a Congregationalist priest, serving first as a clergyman for a pioneer group in Greeley, Colorado. At the season of Parsons ' introduction to the world Edward S. Parsons was a teacher in English at Colorado College and VP of the school. During his Congregational ministry in…

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