Research example #1

Furbish, D., & Reid, L. (n.d.). Best practices in career education and development in                       New Zealand secondary schools. Australian Journal of Career  Development,  22(1), 14–20.Retrieved February, 2019

In this article, two professors from the Auckland University of Technology, Dale Furbish and Lynette Reid, explored New Zealand’s unique Career Education and Guidance (CEG) programs. New Zealand’s Ministry of Education feels that every school is able to make career education and guidance a pillar in their academic structure. They looked at 20 schools that were nominated, by distinguished organizations, for their CEG programs. The research was centered around interviews with each of the school’s career advisors that asked opened ended questions centered around the school’s career education and guidance program, resources and specific activities. After reviewing the interview transcripts, the authors found seven themes that were apparent throughout each of these distinguished CEG programs. I found that, like this article, many of the articles that I have chosen to study have been from other countries, which means it cannot be generalized to American schools. However, I feel that this adds a certain level of diversity to the study along with different perspectives on the same types of programs. This easy, ‘light read’ article is certainly for anyone who is interested in an in-depth look into current CEG/ CTE programs. This article is a great example of current career education methods and has given me many topics to address when analyzing the best methods for re-engineering the United States CTE programs.

 

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