ERIC Number: EJ1013860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Integrating Postsecondary College and Career Options in the Middle Level Curriculum
Curry, Jennifer R.; Belser, Christopher T.; Binns, Ian C.
Middle School Journal (J1), v44 n3 p26-32 Jan 2013
Middle grades educators may wonder how they can impact students' progress toward postsecondary success and career readiness. They may feel inadequately prepared to foster the knowledge and skill development students need to prepare for postsecondary success in the 21st century, especially for at-risk students (Legum & Hoare, 2004). In addition, educators may be uncertain how to teach the skills needed for future careers while, at the same time, balancing the fundamental, accountability-driven content standards. There are a limited number of hours in a school day. How can middle grades teachers possibly fit more into the curriculum? This article argues for a greater emphasis on career-related education and suggests practical strategies for integrating post secondary education and career with the existing middle level curriculum.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, College Readiness, Career Readiness, At Risk Students, Curriculum Design, Intervention, Career Development, Occupational Aspiration, Teacher Role, Counselor Role, Internet, Career Guidance
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Education Level: Middle Schools
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