ERIC Number: EJ863494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Growth and Exploration: Career Development Theory and Programs of Study
Kosine, Natalie R.; Lewis, Morgan V.
Career and Technical Education Research, v33 n3 p227-243 2008
Super's theory of career development states that the life stages of growth and exploration are inherent to the process of acquiring knowledge of how one's interests and abilities align with the requirements of occupations. Virtually all high school students are in the exploratory stage of their career development. This article examines the implications of this stage for the choices high school students must make concerning programs of study. Evidence relative to the theory and effectiveness of interventions designed to facilitate career development is reviewed.
Descriptors: High School Students, Career Development, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Evidence, Alignment (Education), Career Guidance, Comprehensive Guidance, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Educational Theories, Career Education
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site: http://www.agri.wsu.edu/acter/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A