ERIC Number: ED090393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Application of Vocational Development Theory to Career Education. Information Series No. 80.
Vocational development theories categorized as trait-and-factor approaches, decision-model approaches, sociological approaches, psychological approaches, and developmental approaches are presented to show how they might be applied in elementary, middle, and high school career education programs. The paper describes The Multi-Component Career Education Curriculum Model, developed at Eastern Illinois University, as an example of the current use of vocational development theory, learning theor, child growth and development theory, and curriculum development theory in formulating curricular materials and procedures for career education programs. It is emphasized that in building such programs, the interaction of the various theories is needed, not just the application of vocational development theories alone. Career development takes place over a number of years; occupational choice is not "a point in time event;" and an individual chooses occupations which will allow him to function in a role consistent with his self-concept. In developing career education materials the occupational, economic, social, family, moral, and leisure being must be considered in order to help students learn how to become the persons they want to be and are capable of becoming. (VT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.