ERIC Number: ED230744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Action Plan. The Transitional Year (A Systematic Approach to Career Placement).
Bush, Marlene Kerr
The Transitional Year Plan is a systematic approach to career placement that attempts to smooth the path from school to work. This school/community-based program maximizes career guidance, counseling, and placement for high school seniors by having them select and plan their careers in one of four broad categories: self-employment, postsecondary education, military experience, or gainful employment. Based on a successful implementation of the transitional year in a high school in Arkansas, this action plan guide has been developed to enable counselors and other facilitators to replicate the program. The guide provides a step-by-step approach outlining specific action steps for the seniors to accomplish in order to initiate their career choices successfully. Specific group session outlines and suggested activities are included to assist the facilitator. Forms for students to use in planning and developing transparency masters are included in the guide, along with instructions for initiating the project. (Although the original project was conducted with seniors, many of the activities can be used with students at lower grade levels for career planning.) (KC)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Education Work Relationship, Entry Workers, Guidelines, High School Seniors, High Schools, Leaders Guides, Learning Activities, Military Service, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Counseling, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Transparencies
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Pulaski County Special School District, Little Rock, AR.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Self Employment