ERIC Number: ED444051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
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Career Development and Public Policy: A Framework Document.
This paper sets a context for career development services, including their importance and where they are typically delivered. Career development services are being delivered in many sectors: career education is delivered in schools and post-secondary institutions; career counseling is available from community agencies and private practitioners; and employment services are typically available from government-funded agencies and outplacement organizations. A definition of career development is presented so that there is a common vocabulary to consider and respond to. Career development is described as a developmental learning process that evolves throughout a person's life, and includes at least three major areas: self-awareness/preparation, opportunity awareness, and decision and transition learning. The conclusion includes a commentary on the focus of public policy, which is a central theme of the 1999 International Symposium. (JDM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Making Waves: Career Development and Public Policy. International Symposium 1999 Papers, Proceedings, and Strategies (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 2-4, 1999); see CG 030 145.