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ERIC Number: EJ973169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Career Education Programming in Three Diverse High Schools: A Critical Psychology--Case Study Research Approach
Ali, Saba Rasheed; Yang, Ling-Yan; Button, Christopher J.; McCoy, Thomasin T. H.
Journal of Career Development, v39 n4 p357-385 Aug 2012
From a critical psychology perspective, Prilleltensky and Nelson advocate for research that has explicit focus on social change and can allow for full participation and empowerment of those under study. The current article describes the collaborative development, implementation, and evaluation of a career education program within three ethnically and economically diverse rural high schools. Using case study methodology, the authors examined the effects of the "A Future in Iowa Career Education" (FICE) program using three different sources of data (pre-post test results, student evaluations, and focus groups). Context-specific results indicated the program was associated with increases in self-efficacy and career aspirations and had practical strengths and weaknesses. Results are discussed in terms of current literature and practical implications are provided. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa