ERIC Number: ED113485
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Career Education in Secondary and Higher Education.
Ristau, Robert A.
Secondary and higher education have at least who things in common with respect to career education. Assuming that students' career preparation is minimal, both must strive to compensate for this deficiency, and both levels sorely need faculty and staff inservice. At the secondary level alone there is a need to look at every student as having a career goal and as needing help with career planning. Career education implementation activities at the high school level include: career guidance and counseling, job information, career exploration opportunities, job preparation opportunities, cooperative education experiences, placement services, and realistic and relevant learning opportunities for dropouts. At the higher education level it is necessary to meet students' needs through innovative and flexible programing. A model for career education in higher education recently developed by the author and his students contains seven components: faculty-staff inservice, counseling and guidance, instructional program, field experience in the world of work, community involvement, placement services, and evaluation. Dealing with students as individuals who have stated and unstated career development needs is basic to program development in any institution. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.