Presentations and Handouts
The following handouts are available for download:
Creating Effective Career Development Programs (CECDP)—PowerPoint Presentation:
"Engaged in School and Career Ready," PDF file
"Additional Career Exploration Resources," PDF file
"Career Guidance is Critical for Success," PDF file
Managing Life, Learning and Work in the 21st Century (Australian Blueprint) 242k PDF file
This paper, written by Mary McMahon, Wendy Patton and Peter Tatzam, has been commissioned by Miles Morgan Australia to raise awareness of the important issues that an Australian Blueprint seeks to address.
It synthesizes the theoretical, policy and practice perspectives that will help to inform the development of the Blueprint within the Australian context.
It also provides a useful, concise and informative resource for those with an interest in assisting people to effectively manage their lives, learning and work in the 21st century.
Career Management Paradigm Shift: Prosperity for Citizens, Windfall for Government 152k MS Word file
Abstract: The United States is on the verge of a workforce crisis from which, paradoxically, it could emerge with citizens enjoying a higher standard of living, and governments and corporations enjoying both increased revenues and reduced expenditures.
Needed is a career management paradigm shift to help citizens navigate the new work environment.
The industrial age vocational guidance mind set that still prevails simply isn't working for too many people, and the costs in both financial and human terms are intolerable.
A cornerstone of the paradigm shift is the National Career Development Guidelines, a national framework of competencies (skills, knowledge and attitudes) citizens of all ages need to be self-reliant career managers.
The looming skills crisis provides compelling reasons to redouble our commitment to helping many more people acquire knowledge age career management skills to assure increased prosperity for citizens and corporations, windfalls for governments and an even brighter future for the nation.
Decisions without Direction 2 MB PDF file
Following a series of four pioneering studies of the post-high-school plans of Michigan young people conducted in spring and fall of 2000 for the Ferris State University Partnership for Career Decision-Making (www.ferris.edu/partnership/), EPIC-MRA was commissioned to complete a study of the attitudes and career plans of the nation's high school juniors and seniors.
What Are the Expected Benefits Associated with Implementing a Comprehensive Guidance Program? 102k PDF file
The Lapan, Gysbers, and Sun (1997) article is an evaluation of impact of comprehensive developmental guidance implementation on student outcomes.
The evaluation included data from a statewide group of 236 high schools is the state of Missouri.
Secondary Career Development Interventions 147k PDF file
Dykeman and colleagues (2001) have developed a taxonomy of career development interventions used in U.S. secondary schools that can help practitioners evaluate and improve the effectiveness of guidance programs.
They consulted career guidance practitioners, researchers, and literature and identified a comprehensive list of 44 interventions. Each intervention was rated on five variables:
time (short term/long term), mode (active/passive), control (adult/youth), place (school/community), and size (group/individual).
Cluster analysis produced a taxonomy with four types of interventions:
introductory, advising, curriculum based, and work based.
This In Brief describes examples of each type of intervention and how they can be used to achieve desired outcomes.
The Educational, Social, and Economic Value of Informed and Considered Career Decisions 496k PDF file
As policymakers deliberate and formulate policies that affect career information and services, America's Career Resource Network Association (ACRNA) urges policymakers to consider the extensive body of evidence of the educational, social, and economic value of career information and services that foster informed and considered career decisions.
Perkins Act - Section 118 49k MS Word file
21st Century Skills 1.1 MB PDF file
Excerpted from: Partnership for 21st Century Skills. (2003). Learning for the 21st Century:
A Report and Mile Guide for 21st Century Skills.