Middle School Career Education Benefits

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Middle School is a bridge between Elementary School and High School. 
Middle School is a time of transition.
Middle school is the threshold between elementary and high school, between childhood and adulthood Kerka (2000). 

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Middle School Career Education Benefits

  1. 1. Created by Dr. Mary Askew Holland Codes Resource Center http://www.hollandcodes.com © 2002 - 2012
  2. 2. A Bridge  Middle School is a bridge between Elementary School and High School.  Middle School is a time of transition.  Middle school is the threshold between elementary and high school, between childhood and adulthood Kerka (2000).
  3. 3. The Need  Without Middle School Career Education, students failed to build a foundation of the connection between high school academic subjects, potential careers, world of work, and post-secondary training (Kerka 1994, Wells and Gaus’ 1991, Finch and Mooney 1997, Johnson 2000)
  4. 4. Benefits Middle School Students who completed career education programs had the following positive outcomes –  Increased understanding of the world of work leading to an openness to an increased number potential careers (McDonald and Jessell 1992, Hughes, 1993, Smith 2000, Finch & Mooney, 1999)
  5. 5. Benefits (2) Middle School Students who completed career education programs have –  Improved skills to make informed decisions and complex career information problem solving (McDonald and Jessell 1992)  * Enhanced academic, personal, and teamwork skill development(Toepfer, Smith 2000, Finch & Mooney, 1999, Kerka 2000)
  6. 6. Benefits (3) As a results of career education programs, middle school students have –  Increased career awareness, self-esteem, clearly defined goals, a sense of direction, and motivation to persist and attain a postsecondary education and training (Bell, T.H. 1983, McDonald and Jessell 1992, Toepfer, p. 63, O’Brien et al. 1999, Marcos, K. 2003)
  7. 7. More Information Read the complete article at –  http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Middle-School- Career-Education---The-Bridge-Between-Elementary- School-and-High-School/1456196

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