Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
High schools must create skill- and decision-making experiences to support student college and career readiness and effective transitions to careers. However, traditional career education models have lacked effectiveness. This study examines a career pathway model that includes career orientation courses focused on developing career awareness and advising, confirming and challenging student’s career decision-making. Surveys and interviews were used to identify impacts these courses had on student career choice and the influence different aspects of the orientation course had on their decision-making. From this, best practices were identified, changes to the model were proposed and modifications to policy were developed to promote more effective career education.
Weidner, Daniel, "Career Pathway Orientation Courses and Their Influences on Student Career Decision Making" (2019). Dissertations. 459.