ERIC Number: ED456403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Leveraging Advantage: Career Education for Disenfranchised Students.
Stevens, Darryl T.; Guest, Michael
Collaboration between secondary and post secondary schools can provide systematic, recursive assessment models that will benefit students, inform teachers, strengthen institutions, and add to the knowledge base regarding career development. This document outlines the framework used for the Academic Studies and Career Planning (ASCP) class at Valencia High School. The class is made up of seven units: Study Skills; Exploring Career Possibilities; Tech Lab Modules; Business Skills; A Day on the Job; Confident Speaking; and Can You Make Ends Meet. This program addresses many concerns in the culmination of the K-12 educational enterprise. In particular, ASCP delivers the foundation of readiness of students for making a choice between being career-bound or college-bound students. It delivers job readiness skills to all students, regardless of whether they intend to pursue work or higher education after high school. In essence, the program leverages advantage by treating all students alike. ASCP also exposes children of low-skilled occupations to a diverse cluster of high skilled occupations in the technology lab. The class functions as an extended orientation that assists students with the transition to high school. Furthermore, disenfranchised students are given a uniform message about the role of education in shaping one's future. The mission and philosophy of ASCP is to help students think differently about their career and educational choices. (MKA)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Career Planning, Cooperation, High School Students, High Schools, Job Skills, Self Supporting Students
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Note: In: "Focus on the Future: Achieving Balance in Career & Life Integration. International Career Development Conference 2000"; see CG 031 198.