ERIC Number: ED338898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Implementing the National Career Development Guidelines. ERIC Digest No. 117.
Lankard, Bettina A.
The National Career Development Guidelines provide a comprehensive program that will lead students of all ages through a sequential process of career development. The guidelines contain 12 competencies that relate to 3 areas of career development--self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning. Splete and Stewart reviewed career development abstracts in the ERIC database between 1980 and 1990 to determine which strategies for implementing the guidelines are most effective and made recommendations for how the competencies may be achieved by various users. Their report is summarized in this digest. At the elementary level, more parents and community persons should be involved, increased attention should be given to self-knowledge activities, and media use should be increased. At the middle/junior high school level, recommendations include more emphasis on self-knowledge competencies, more involvement of business persons, increased attention to benefits of educational achievement, and increased emphasis on job seeking skills. Recommendations for the high school level call for increased emphasis on activities related to awareness of interrelationship of life roles, understanding the relationship of work to the economy, and interpersonal skills. Recommendations for adults' career development include more involvement of business and industry personnel and more exposure to career planning activities. Competency-based models for delivering career development education and guidance are particularly effective. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Responsibility, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Competency Based Education, Corporate Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Self Concept
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.