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Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
The evolution of the workplace has required changes in the guidance and counseling practices of career education (CE). Basic elements of CE strategies for enhancing students' career awareness, exploration, and planning are still in place, but contemporary issues such as life-work balance, involuntary career transitions, and mentoring have led to…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
Teaching styles reflect the beliefs and values that teachers hold about the learners' role in learning; learning styles provide insight into the ways learners perceive, interact with and respond to the environment in which learning occurs. Many teachers teach in the way they were taught which usually can be characterized as field independent…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
The use of up-to-date labor market information (LMI) provided by a variety of state, federal, and local agencies and organizations can help program planners and policy makers design effective career and technical education (CTE) programs to prepare students for occupations and careers in demand. LMI includes information about labor market…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), Career Information Systems, Curriculum Development
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
Increasing globalization has spotlighted a range of international approaches to career and technical education (CTE), including the German dual system, the British National Vocational Qualifications and General National Vocational Qualifications, and Australia's Vocational Education and Training and Technical and Further Education systems. Across…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Apprenticeships, Comparative Education
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
Career and technical education (CTE) instructors can use four strategies to present a new image of CTE as a viable strategy for education and work. Strategy 1 is to give students something to brag about. Three ways to help students see their vocational studies as unique and special opportunities for satisfying and rich experiences are to provide…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Agents, Counselor Attitudes, Course Selection (Students)
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
Career and technical education (CTE) can benefit students directly by providing earning advantages before and after graduation. It can benefit them indirectly by increasing engagement, retention, and persistence and by directing them to postsecondary education and pursuit of lifelong learning. CTE programs motivate students to get involved in…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cooperative Learning, Disabilities, Disadvantaged
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
The "New Economy" implies a society in which information/communication technology is changing the nature of the workplace and contributing to more efficient and productive practices geared toward improving the quality of products and services. Recent events such as the collapse of dot.coms and corporate scandals have led some to doubt…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Career Development, Decentralization, Economic Change
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
Is the positive potential of globalization being realized? Are transnational careers becoming a reality? What effects are uncertainty and continuous change having on career development? There is evidence that a growing number of companies are exporting both blue- and white-collar jobs overseas, although some contend that it is new technologies…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Development, Cross Cultural Training
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
Work-based learning (WBL) includes a range of activities that extend beyond traditional cooperative education, such as job shadowing, service learning, internships, and apprenticeships--all of which provide career and technical education (CTE) students with valuable experience in the world of work. Several issues are involved in developing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
Entrepreneurship, or small business ownership, is an increasingly attractive option to young people and adults (including low-income populations, at-risk youth, and women) who are striving to find careers that are exciting to them and offer the potential for personal and financial success. Entrepreneurs must be self-starters, innovative, willing…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Business Education, Career Development, Decision Making
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2002
Anticipation of academic, professional, and career-related benefits and opportunities for friendship and belonging lead many young people to become members of career and technical education (CTE) student organizations. Because all CTE student organizations share similar goals for membership and participation, outcomes of a Purdue University study…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Employment Potential, Family Influence, Goal Orientation
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2002
Changes in the world economy such as globalization, free trade in services, and unequal demand for some occupations have resulted in increased cross-national movement of workers and emphasized the need for easily transferable or international qualifications. Leading the effort to address the issue of transferable qualifications is the European…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2002
Exploring the relationship between generic skills (sometimes called employability skills) and career and technical education (CTE) requires asking these three questions: Are such skills taught in CTE? Can they be taught? Do employers value them over technical skills. A literature review of 14 books, reports, and journal articles concludes that…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Constructivism (Learning), Context Effect
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2002
Federal funding from the School to Work Opportunities Act (STOWA) has ended. There is no doubt that state policy to advance activities started under STOWA will be a major factor in the sustainability of School to Work. Already some states have taken the initiative for bringing higher standards to education by offering incentives for businesses to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Academic Standards, Attendance
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2002
New approaches to career and technical education (CTE) create new roles for career educators, including providing career awareness, counseling, guidance, and self-education. Career educators must understand and reflect upon career development theories; teaching and learning strategies; school-to-work practices; school/business linkages; and…
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Career Academies, Career Counseling, Career Education
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