It is important that schools deliver career education and career services to all students in order to develop the capacity of students to adapt to a changing world of work. From ethical and accountability viewpoints, school career education programs and career services should be evidence-based, known to improve student career development outcomes and cost-effective.
In this practical text, experienced career guidance professional, Catherine Hughes, shows how to design and deliver career services for students in the upper middle and secondary years (typically Years 7–12) that are cost-effective and that adopt a strategic approach to the application of career interventions known to improve student career development.
Essential reading for career practitioners, school leadership teams, and curriculum coordinators, topics covered include:
• cost-effective approaches to career service delivery in high schools
• effectiveness of different career treatment modalities
• the cognitive information processing approach to differentiated career service delivery
• using the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale in a differentiated career service delivery model.
This is book two in the series Careers Work in Schools, written to support the work of career development facilitators in schools — from those charged with teaching a work-related subject for the first time to seasoned school-based career practitioners wanting to refresh their knowledge, understanding and practice.