Some career theorists have long emphasized the developmental aspect of career development, which they indicate should begin in early childhood and continue into the adult years. Despite the strength of these developmental theoretical perspectives, most career-related activity found in our schools has traditionally taken place in high schools. However, this trend is changing. Educators across the nation are becoming increasingly aware of the need to prepare students to begin planning as early as possible for the world beyond school, including the world of work. The purpose of this resource guide is to provide practitioners with information on currently available career guidance materials and resources for elementary and middle/junior high school levels.
MDS-1130 / October 1998
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