ERIC Number: ED340945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development Outcomes. Trends and Issues Alerts.
Because of changes in the economy, in technology, and in attitudes of employers and employees, career development and career guidance are receiving increased attention. Measurement of outcomes is increasingly necessary to determine the career development progress of all students and workers, especially women, minorities, and recent immigrants. It seems most appropriate that career development be delivered through comprehensive, systematic, and sequential programs available to all youth and adults throughout the life span. As a part of developing and delivering this type of career development program, planners and policy makers frequently identify desired outcome indicators or standards. The National Career Development Guidelines developed by the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC) are a recent example of a project that developed outcome measures and standards. Desired outcomes of comprehensive career guidance programs for participants at the elementary, middle school, secondary, and adult education levels have been identified and included in these guidelines. In addition, competencies that participants should gain at each level have been specified and indicators that individuals have attained those competencies are listed. The NOICC Guidelines also identify a process that states and local organizations can use to develop and implement standards for comprehensive career development programs at all levels. Connecticut and California have also set guidelines for career development programs. (This publication contains an annotated list of 12 print resources and 7 resource organizations.) (KC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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.