What schools are doing around career development: implications for policy and practice

New Dir Youth Dev. Summer 2012;2012(134):33-44, 8. doi: 10.1002/yd.20013.


This article describes the role that schools are playing in supporting career development for young people. It examines the history of career-related programming in schools, including school-to-work programs, career and technical education, the college and career readiness movement, and current school reform initiatives. This understanding of schools' history, roles, opportunities, and constraints can help practitioners and policymakers think about how to build a system that supports youth development.

MeSH terms

  • Academies and Institutes
  • Achievement
  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Development*
  • Aptitude
  • Career Choice*
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Curriculum
  • Humans
  • Models, Educational
  • Ohio
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Organizational Policy*
  • Program Development / methods
  • Research Support as Topic
  • Schools* / economics
  • Schools* / organization & administration
  • Vocational Education / economics
  • Vocational Education / standards*
  • Workplace*