Education and Career Development Perspectives Exploring perspectives, brainstorming the scope, and envisioning possibilities for Illinois career development initiatives February 2007. Prepared for Mark Williams, Chair, Illinois Career Development Task Force, Illinois State Board of Education, by Julia Panke Makela and Debra D. Bragg at the Office of Community College Research and Leadership.
Agree / Disagree Exercise Source • These 20 statements were taken directly from the “Study Guide” that accompanied Ken Hoyt’s (1975) An Introduction to Career Education: Policy Paper of the U.S. Office of Education. • How much have responses to these conceptual ideas changed in the past 30 years?
Sample Response (1) • Do you find “career” appropriately defined as the totality of work one does in his or her lifetime?Mostly Agree: 226Mostly Disagree: 29
Sample Response (3) • Career development is for all persons – the young and old; the mentally handicapped and the intellectually gifted; the poor and the wealthy; males and females; students in elementary schools and in the graduate colleges. Mostly Agree: 277Mostly Disagree: 1
Sample Response (6) • The expertise required for implementing career development is to be found in many parts of society and is not limited to formal education. Mostly Agree: 273Mostly Disagree: 1
Sample Response (15) • Education and work can increasingly be expected to be interwoven at various times in the lives of most individuals rather than occurring in a single sequential pattern. Mostly Agree: 268Mostly Disagree: 0
Initial Visioning Exercise Understanding Our Task February 2007. Prepared for Mark Williams, Chair, Illinois Career Development Task Force, Illinois State Board of Education, by Julia Panke Makela and Debra D. Bragg at the Office of Community College Research and Leadership.
Initial Visioning Exercise • When thinking about comprehensive career development for K-16 students in Illinois, what comes to mind? • What should be included in our scope of work? • To get us started, we pulled together a list of stems / ideas from the literature. • What is missing from the list? • What would you add? • What stands out to you as a “must have” in our work?