ERIC Number: ED237804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Career Education. Overview: ERIC Fact Sheet No. 16.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Postsecondary institutions have developed expanded, comprehensive career education programs. Needs and problems that should be addressed when developing such programs include assisting students with educational-vocational planning, providing faculty inservice training, improving student support programs, developing work skills related to career goals, providing relevance for diverse student populations, and increasing student recruitment and retention efforts. Specific areas or populations which have received special attention are: infusion into selected fields of study; undecided majors; workers and other adults; and women, disabled, and minorities. Elementary-secondary career education programs have focused on infusion, career guidance, and collaboration with the community. Postsecondary programs have incorporated such strategies along with the following delivery systems: (1) faculty development/consultation; (2) academic advising; (3) experience-based career education (cooperative education); (4) separate courses; (5) liberal arts curricula; (6) mentors and brokers/consultants; (7) individual and group career counseling; (8) career placement services; (9) career centers; (10) computer-based systems; and (11) telephone-based programs. Implementation of the full treatment requires considerable organizational commitment and change, but such a comprehensive effort benefits students. This fact sheet includes a bibliography of six resources, most of which are available from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system. (DC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.