ERIC Number: ED385739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Exemplary Career Guidance Programs: What Should They Look Like?
Maddy-Bernstein, Carolyn; Cunanan, Esmeralda S.
This monograph synthesizes information gathered during pilot tests and presents material relevant to developing and implementing a comprehensive career development program. It provides valuable information for those wishing to improve their career guidance and counseling programs. Discussed in chapter 1 are the following topics: the role of continuous and sequential career awareness, exploration, and placement/follow-through adjustment activities in development of students' career identities; school counselors' role in helping students develop career identities and the need to free counselors from administrative support duties; and challenges posed by increasingly diverse student populations. Chapter 2 outlines a framework using clusters of components pertaining to the following aspects of program delivery/support to identify exemplary guidance programs serving diverse populations: delivery of career guidance programs, collaboration and articulation efforts, and institutional leadership and support given to the career guidance and counseling program. Described in chapter 3 are efforts at the following schools to build comprehensive, integrated career guidance and counseling programs: Springdale High School in Springdale, Arkansas; Metro Tech, a vocational school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Bryan High School in Omaha, Nebraska. Chapter 4 discusses the national Career Development Guidelines, which served as a catalyst for improving career guidance programs at the three schools. Chapters 1 and 2 contain a total of 23 references. Appended is a schematic depicting a school-to-work model for tech prep. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Comprehensive Guidance, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Demonstration Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, High Schools, Models, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Counselors, Tech Prep, Vocational Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.