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Careers Education

Resources for teaching and counselling students about careers and the trades.

Featured Books from Your ATA Library

Life Skills and Career Coaching for Teens

Setting out a year-long curriculum based programme for education and youth professionals, this book provides a challenging and engaging workshop-based approach to developing school engagement and ambitions in young people aged 11-18. It outlines a case for a practical, well-rounded curriculum that readies students for life post-education through eight core themes, including 'believing in me', 'money matters' and 'business basics'.

The Career Decisions of Gifted Students and Other High Ability Groups

High ability individuals -- gifted students, prodigies, geniuses and twice exceptional students -- are a group with enormous potential to have an impact on the advancement of different occupational fields, as well as the lives of others in society. Drawing on extensive research, this book provides fresh insights into the history, the influential factors, and the processes associated with the career decisions of these individuals.

Rethinking Readiness

Today's students must cultivate the full range of intellectual, interpersonal, and intrapersonal capacities that have been grouped together under the banner of "deeper learning." Rethinking Readiness focuses on how educators and policy makers should move forward to provide the educational experiences that students need to become truly well prepared for college, careers, and civic life, including changes in curriculum, teacher evaluation, and student assessment.

Career Counselling

Due to the increasing demand for career guidance in recent years, career counsellors have been challenged to modernise their practice. The 2nd edition of this ground breaking book is a forward-looking guide, giving further insight into the constructivist approach for the 21st century by: providing a theoretical background to constructivism; alerting readers to a range of cultural considerations related to constructivist career counselling; outlining a range of constructivist approaches to career counselling; providing examples of practical applications of the constructivist approaches presented in the book; and assisting career counsellor educators, practitioners and students understand and implement constructivist approaches into their work.

Connecting the Dots Between Education, Interests and Careers, Grades 7-10

Spark excitement and help kids feel motivated about staying in school by making the college or career connection come alive with this indispensable resource that takes the guesswork out of career awareness counselling. Chock-full of ready-to-use lessons, this book gives busy teachers, school counsellors, and parents succinct lessons that generate deep discussion and inquiry about the real world of post-secondary education and work.

A Comprehensive Guide to Career Assessment

Provides career practitioners and educators with detailed information concerning the history, processes, and use of assessment in career counseling and development services. Includes reviews of many types of assessments used in practice.

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