Deeper Learning

Support for States Employability Standards in CTE and Adult Education

Employability skills, such as critical thinking, technology use, and communication, are critical for success in the labor market. Many of these skills have been integrated into the Common Core State Standards and the Common Career Technical Core. Realizing the importance of developing employability skills across all sectors and levels of employment, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) at the U.S.

Orientation to Self and Career: Constructivist Theory and Practice in the Classroom

This report describes a constructivist career course, "Orientation to Self and Career," aimed at helping students meet the demands of the world of work. The report also explores the theoretical foundations, modules, activities, and outcomes of the course. Outcomes of the course include increases in students' career decision self-efficacy and decreases in students' self-defeating thoughts.

Increasing Career Self-Efficacy through Group Work With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

This report presents the implications for implementing a group counseling program aimed at delivering career services to all students. The authors argue that group counseling programs can close achievement gaps, steer students toward career goals, and provide students with real world skills.


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