ERIC Number: ED463467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Planning for Life: Developing and Recognizing Exemplary Career Planning Programs. A Resource Guide for Counselors.
Dahir, Carol, Ed.
Recognizing the importance of the need for effective career planning, the United States Army, in conjunction with the Council of Economic Development, conducted a forum to focus on this issue. What emerged was a program called Planning for Life, which annually recognizes outstanding career planning programs at the state and national level. The program recognizes schools that have successfully implemented complete and effective career planning efforts for youth and young adults. This guide provides many sources of information on effective career planning, which will allow counselors to identify and evaluate career planning elements in their programs; assess current career planning practices based on national standards; motivate their schools to attempt new strategies; and work towards ensuring that all students have a career plan before leaving school. National winners include Stroudsburg Area School District (Pennsylvania); Hillsboro School District (Oregon); Woods Cross High School (Utah); Nathan Hale High School (West Allis, Wisconsin); Bear Creek Middle School (Fairburn, Georgia); Independent School District (Emmett, Idaho); and Arcadia Valley R-2 School District (Ironton, Missouri). Appendixes include: National Standards for School Counseling Programs; National Career Development Guidelines; Planning for Life State Facilitators; and U.S. Army Recruiting Command Education Services Specialists. (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Demonstration Programs, High Schools, National Programs, National Standards, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, State Programs, Young Adults
American School Counselor Association, 1101 King Street, Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, KY.
Authoring Institution: American School Counselor Association, Alexandria, VA.