ERIC Number: ED232065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development in Adult Basic Education Programs. Information Series No. 263.
Deems, Richard S.
The purpose of this monograph is to describe a model for the infusion of career development in adult basic education (ABE) programs and to provide guidelines for program administrators and facilitators. Career development theory is applied to adults, and the specific career needs of ABE students--who are apt to be from disadvantaged backgrounds--are delineated. A description of socioeconomic changes affecting the nature of work highlights their effects on employment opportunities for the disadvantaged and undereducated. A review of systematic career development processes concludes by stressing their importance for ABE students. The model for career development programs in ABE emphasizes the interdependence of life and career planning. Program content, including values clarification, self-assessment, goal setting, skill identification, ideal job descriptions, and job search methods, is outlined. The model is further developed through comprehensive descriptions of two existing ABE career development programs. Guidelines for program development focus on considerations for administrators and facilitators, including teachers and counselors. An appendix lists program descriptions and materials for use with adults, selected from the ERIC database. The model, guidelines, and resource list provide a framework for planning, expanding, and improving career development programs in ABE. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Career Development, Career Planning, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Job Search Methods, Program Development, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (Order No. IN263).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.