ERIC Number: ED401501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Outcomes of School Career Development. ERIC Digest.
Gitterman, Aryeh; And Others
Historically, the place of career education in the educational agenda has not been clear. No shared belief exists as to how schools ought to prepare students for adult life. This digest outlines a new model of career education. Schools need to have clear and specific outcomes for each aspect of personal growth and development for students. Goals, such as self awareness, should enable students to analyze changing personal attitudes and values and explain how they relate to a range of choices. Subsequently, schools must embed career development into the curriculum, starting in the primary grades, and the program must take students out of the classroom and into the community. Some approaches that can be used include going beyond providing information about jobs and the world of work and giving students a variety of work opportunities associated with a project or societal issues. Furthermore, since career, academic, and social development are equally important, they should be equally represented in program planning and evaluation. Students' aspirations, interests, and career exploration skills must be included in educational programs to effectively address students' needs. Successful programs can help all students experience an enriched education. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Careers, Children, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Prevocational Education, Social Development, Student Development, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
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