ERIC Number: ED099664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Development Education Kindergarten Through Post-Secondary and Adult Levels.
Career development education has many possible definitions, but they all consider content, career development tasks, and results. Career development education has advantages for many different groups. It provides the student with motivation and a means to self-actualization. Teachers gain a reason for teaching essential basic educational skills and concepts and another teaching method--learning by doing. This type of education benefits the school by providing a cooperative atmosphere as well as a basis for educational accountability. Society benefits from career development education through a socialization process smoothing the transition from school to career. Nine operational principles must be kept in mind to achieve the goal of making each individual competent in developing and managing his career life. They involve organization, flexibility, orientation, individualization, content, school role, and scope. The objectives, nature, and activities for career development education are established according to levels from elementary through adult. Certain minimal elements must be included in a typical program: orientation, exploration, interdisciplinary education, career curriculum, outreach, short term courses, placement and follow through, and guidance and counseling. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.