ERIC Number: ED448330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development Guide: A Comprehensive Guide for Middle Level Schools from Planning through Implementation of Career Development.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Association of Illinois Middle-Level Schools, Champaign.
This document, which was developed with input from 14 Illinois middle schools, is a comprehensive guide to planning and implementing career development activities in middle schools. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) background information (the rationale for and importance of career development; young adolescents' interests and concerns; and key components of middle school career development programs); (2) transition and implementation (the current status of career development; career development goals and ways of reaching them; common barriers and ways to overcome them; evaluating outcomes; school improvement plans; and three examples of districtwide and schoolwide implementation of career components); (3) suggested activities, ideas, and individual career portfolios; and (4) parent and community involvement (job shadowing for educators and three teachers' job shadowing stories). A glossary is included. The reference list and bibliography list 148 references, videos, World Wide Web sites, and contacts. The following are among the items appended: guidelines for planning a curriculum enhancer; sample letters and sign-up sheets; comprehensive career development systems action plan; lists of career development's characteristics and benefits to stakeholders; career development competencies and indicators; Appendix D to the Illinois Learning Standards; and Illinois Learning Standards and career development competency charts. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Community Involvement, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Uses in Education, Counseling Techniques, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Educational Resources, Fused Curriculum, Glossaries, Guidelines, Integrated Curriculum, Internet, Job Shadowing, Learning Activities, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Portfolios (Background Materials), Program Development, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), Resource Materials, Services, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Association of Illinois Middle-Level Schools, Champaign.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois