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Kalchik, Stephanie; Oertle, Kathleen – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2010
According to Sears (1982), career development is "the total constellation of economic, sociological, psychological, educational, physical, and chance factors that combine to shape one's career." This definition was advanced by the Illinois Career Development Task Force that engaged in more than a year of deliberation. Career development is…
Descriptors: National Standards, Career Development, Program Evaluation, Program Descriptions
Kalchik, Stephanie; Oertle, Kathleen Marie – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2011
Emerging in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the concept of individual student planning developed as a component of school guidance counseling programs. The underlying significance of these plans, such as the Individual Career Plan (ICP), is that "it gives [students] a chance to tell and develop their story" (N. Gysbers, personal communication,…
Descriptors: Guidance Programs, Goal Orientation, School Counseling, High Schools
Kalchik, Stephanie; Oertle, Kathleen Marie – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2010
Contextualized Teaching and Learning (CTL), also known as Contextualized Instruction, is defined as a "diverse family of instructional strategies designed to more seamlessly link the learning of foundational skills and academic or occupational content by focusing teaching and learning squarely on concrete applications in a specific context that is…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Active Learning