ERIC Number: ED529274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 0
Students in Transition: Research and Practice in Career Development. The First-Year Experience Monograph Series No. 55
Gore, Paul A., Jr., Ed.; Carter, Louisa P., Ed.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Offering a primer on action research methodologies and examples of practice, "Students in Transition: Research and Practice in Career Development" responds to a dual challenge facing career development educators--designing cutting-edge career development interventions and demonstrating their effectiveness. Overviews of quantitative and qualitative measures and career development instruments are presented to assist educators in documenting the outcomes of their programs and initiatives. The case studies in the final sections of the volume describe the delivery and evaluation of a wide range of career initiatives offered in diverse settings and spanning the transition from high school to college through the senior year. Career services professionals and educators at all types of institutions will find empirical evidence, research methodologies, and practical strategies to guide program design, implementation, and evaluation. This book begins with a foreword by Jennifer R. Keup. It contains three sections. Section I, Research, Methods, and Measures, contains: (1) Career Interventions: What Works, Why, and Other Important Issues (Paul A. Gore, Jr.); (2) Action Research: The Art and Science of Establishing Real-World Evidence (Rachel F. Pickett); (3) Quantitative Analysis of Action Research Programs (Briana K. Keller); (4) Qualitative Methods for Assessing Career Development Outcomes (Louisa P. Carter); and (5) Career Development Outcomes: Variables and Instruments Across the College Experience (Wade C. Leuwerke and Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp). Section II, Career Programs in the Early College Years, contains: (6) Saint Louis University: Transitioning Students From High School to College--A Career Development Approach for Deciding Students; (7) North Carolina State: First Year College--A Major/Career Decision-Making Model for Undecided Students; (8) Cuyamaca Community College: Career Development in a College Success Course; (9) Florida State University: Career Information-Seeking Behavior--Rediscovering an Effective Career Intervention; (10) Endicott College: Charting a Career Path: The Impact of Required First-Year Internships; (11) Gettysburg College: A Modern-Day Apprenticeship Program; (12) Elon University: Charting Your Journey--Life Entrepreneurs Program; and (13) University of Richmond: Destination Unknown--Sophomore Students in Transition. Section III, Career Programs in the Later College Years, contains: (14) University of Utah: A Collaborative Approach to Helping Humanities Students Find Career Success; (15) University of Utah: A Collaborative Approach to Helping Humanities Students Find Career Success; (16) The Ohio State University: Qualified Undergraduate Interview Candidate--Transitioning to Professional Interviews; and (17) Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Assessing Career Development Outcomes in a Large Academic Department.
Descriptors: Program Design, Action Research, Research Methodology, Apprenticeships, Career Development, Educational Research, Measurement Techniques, Measurement Objectives, Intervention, Best Practices, Evidence, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Statistical Analysis, Research Projects, Qualitative Research, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Predictor Variables, Transitional Programs, Transfer Students, College Bound Students, Career Choice, Information Seeking, Internship Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, College Freshmen, Entrepreneurship, Humanities, Questioning Techniques, Interviews, Textbook Content, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition