ERIC Number: ED401500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Schools with Career Infusion. ERIC Digest.
Career education is moving away from addressing careers as a single choice in time, or as one unit or course in a curriculum. This digest discusses the infusion of skills (research, thinking, questioning) into the regular school curriculum and describes one such infusion program. Research indicates that instilling these skills into education (rather than teaching them separately) benefits the students best as long as such instruction is accompanied by professional development or staff training. Teachers have a strong influence on students' career development and infusion courses help them make a conscious impact on students. Teachers learn a basic framework for career planning and are shown how to connect activities in the classroom to the events unfolding in the labor market. In addition to infusing career development ideas in career content, teachers are encouraged to implement the ideas outside of class as well. The ultimate goal is for students to experience a smooth transition from school-to-school or school-to-work. But in order for teachers and counselors to infuse career development into the curriculum, professional development needs to be provided; infusing career education into all subject areas by providing professional development to educators, can make this approach a reality. (RJM)
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 Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; Canadian Guidance and Counselling Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada