ERIC Number: ED347468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Factors Identifying Successful Adolescent Career Awareness Programs.
Polanco, Mary Liz
Helping adolescents make successful career decisions has been the concern of the education system, with a variety of methods being tried over the years. A literature review indicated that there are a number of successful programs giving adolescents a good basis from which to make career choices. State and national levels contribute funding and resources for career awareness programs. At present, several states are passing legislation to create more of these state-wide programs. There is, however, no central location for information on current programs on adolescent career exploration. School systems, which have been the natural setting to train future workers, experiment with programs that offer experiential learning, career resource centers, and peer counseling. There are two major weaknesses of these types of programs: there is not enough time during normal school hours to reach the majority of students; and many teachers are not trained to teach career awareness programs. Parents are involved with the programs they operate themselves. The community-business-education alliance seems to offer more programs for student involvement. These programs offer the most diversity and have the greatest number of participants. What is needed is a national resource center that would act as a clearinghouse for any information regarding career exploration/guidance, funding opportunities available, training guides, and community involvement programs. (ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Education Professional Paper, Texas Woman's University.