ERIC Number: ED382876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Individualized Career Plans: Opening Doors for All Students.
Cunanan, Esmeralda S.; Maddy-Bernstein, Carolyn
Office of Student Services' Brief, v7 n1 May 1995
Like the individualized education program mandated for students with disabilities, an individualized career plan (ICP) can serve to guide a student's education. The ICP process can help all students plan their futures but is especially critical for students at risk of failing. ICPs have been advocated by career counselors for the past 3 decades. More recently, individualized career planning has been supported in various federal legislation including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994. An ICP must take the student's needs, goals, interests, and goals into account. ICP planning team members can adopt the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee's integrated approach to comprehensive career guidance and counseling, which suggests the following strategies: outreach, student assessment, parental involvement, intra- and interagency collaboration, ICP implementation, and regular ICP updates. The following types of information are recommended for inclusion in a student's ICP: personal data, career and educational goals, formal and informal assessment data, high school course plan, employment history, and career development activities. (A sample ICP is included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Planning, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Individualized Programs, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Office of Student Services, 345 Education Building, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.