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Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Career academies -- small learning communities within high schools that introduce students to specific industry sectors -- have become a popular way to expand career education. Yet certain institutional, economic, and social factors can inhibit their viability and scalability. Michael Lanford and Tattiya Maruco conducted a yearlong qualitative…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Career Education, Program Effectiveness, Labor Needs
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Munyaradzi, Muchineripi; Addae, David – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
In this case study research, the effectiveness of psychological support services rendered to students at a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college in South Africa is explored. Using the systems theory of psychology, the article postulates that students at TVET colleges encounter a myriad of psychological challenges, which…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education
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Baradaran Rahimi, Farzan; Kim, Beaumie – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Adolescents develop skills and ideas from their interest-driven practices, which shape a type of literacy that may differ from the traditional ideas of literacy. This paper takes a qualitative approach to identify adolescents' activities through interest-driven participatory design. We interacted with grade 9 students at a Western Canadian school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Career Education, Technology Education
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Carruth, Blair K. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Community colleges and universities have traditionally functioned independently, serving their respective markets and offering different programs and credentials. Growing populations and workforce needs have inspired institutions of higher education to challenge their traditional roles to provide added pathways and opportunities for students. One…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Community Colleges, Labor Needs, College Role
Jacobs, James; Worth, Jennifer – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
Postsecondary workforce development is one of the major innovations of the modern community college. In a workforce approach, curriculum is driven by the needs of local industry, course delivery systems are sufficiently flexible to meet the diverse needs of students and industry, and students experience a mixture of work-based and classroom…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, Role of Education, Educational Trends
Kim, Anne – Progressive Policy Institute, 2019
As many as 4.4 million U.S. jobs are going unfilled due to shortages of workers with the right skills. Many of these opportunities are in so-called "middle-skill" occupations, such as IT or advanced manufacturing, where workers need some sort of post-secondary credential but not a four-year degree. Expanding access to high-quality career…
Descriptors: Labor Needs, Career Education, Federal Aid, Eligibility
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Helens-Hart, Rose – Qualitative Research in Education, 2019
In 2016, Gallup reported 80 percent of recent U.S. college graduates who had visited career services offices (CSO) rated their engagement to be somewhat to very helpful. Quantitative reports such as this provide student views of CSOs, but neither address CSO staff's perceptions of the value of their work nor the tools they use to assist students.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Employment Potential, Career Centers, Universities
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Görlich, Anne; Katznelson, Noemi – Educational Research, 2018
Background: Across Europe and the Nordic countries, unemployment among 18-30 year-olds is a major challenge, which in some countries is being tackled by focusing on education. In Denmark, young unemployed people or people on the margins of the education system are assessed regarding what is known as an "education requirement". Hence,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unemployment, Out of School Youth, Young Adults
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Hutchinson, Jo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
English independent schools are not required to follow government statutory guidance in a number of aspects including career education and guidance, and yet many are actively engaged in careers work and this has caught the attention of policymakers. State schools are subject to statutory guidance but, according to Ofsted and other authorities, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Private Schools, Benchmarking
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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Positive psychology has been an influential movement within psychology in the early years of the twenty-first century. It is now timely to assess the value of its contribution to career education and guidance. This paper provides a critique of this perspective. Positive psychology can enrich approaches to career development. It can provide a…
Descriptors: Career Development, Positive Attitudes, Psychology, Career Education
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Brue, Krystal L.; Brue, Shawn A. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
This article analyzes women's only leadership development training to determine how leadership roles are conceptualized and implemented, how women independently and collectively construct new leadership role identities, and how leadership identities are retained post training. Themes of nested validation, accepting the belonging narrative,…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Leadership Training, Females, Self Concept
West Virginia Department of Education, 2018
The purpose of the report is to give a review of public education and depict how the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) are addressing the needs of students as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. The report highlights successes achieved during the 2017-2018 school year through the…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Trends, State Boards of Education, Graduation Rate
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Plasman, Jay Stratte – American Journal of Education, 2018
Student engagement in education is key to ensuring successful learning. Engagement becomes crucial as students progress through high school and transition into young adulthood; however, engaging them in high school can be an arduous task. A career/education plan can help students make strong connections between their work in high school and their…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Career Education, Secondary Schools, Career Planning
Taliaferro, Wayne – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2018
Many good jobs have "middle skill" requirements that can be met through post-high school, non-degree training. This often takes the form of short-term education and training programs that lead to an industry-recognized credential. The best designed short-term programs are embedded in a longer-term career pathway program, enabling…
Descriptors: Career Education, Job Training, Credentials, Employment Qualifications
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Ward, Michael R. M. – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Since the 1970s, the process of deindustrialisation, accompanied by social, cultural and political changes, has altered youth transitions from school to work. This paper is drawn from an Economic and Social Research Council-funded study that explored the diversity of white, working-class young men (aged between 16 and 18) in a post-industrial…
Descriptors: Working Class, Males, Vocational Education, Masculinity
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