ERIC Number: ED102424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Position Paper on Career Development.
American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Vocational Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
The American Vocational Association and the National Vocational Guidance Association established a joint commission in 1971 to prepare a position paper on the basic elements of career development and to examine its potential for all education from kindergarten to adulthood. The paper is a partial response to this need in that it describes the concept of career development in general terms but limits discussion of its application specifically to the school setting and does not attempt the discussion of delivery systems although such discussion is needed. Part one discusses various aspects of career development: that it is a part of human development and that work values are a part of human values. It defines career as a time-extended working out of a purposeful life pattern through work undertaken by the individual, in which freedom to choose is a fundamental concept. Part two concentrates on career guidance as an intervention process and discusses the need for career guidance, the nature of career guidance, the responsibilities for facilitating career guidance, and the role and responsibilities that guidance specialists, vocational educators, academic teachers, principals, parents, peers, and the community play in facilitating a career guidance program. (BP)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Responsibility
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Vocational Guidance Association, Washington, DC.