Personalized career and academic planning - a promising policy and practice
Solberg, V. Scott
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Citation (published version)Angela Andrei, V Scott Solberg. "Personalized career and academic planning - a promising policy and practice." 2019 Annual Conference of the International Association of Vocational and Educational Guidance. Bratislava, Slovakia, 2019-09-09 - 2019-09-12.
This paper explores the career development policy and practice strategies used in the United States of America (U.S.A.). It discusses what it means to implement and evaluate an Individual Learning Plan (ILP), named Academic and Career Planning (ACP) in middle and high school in the state of Wisconsin. The methodology comprises: a review of literature, analysis of reports, artifacts and documents related to the ACP and an interview with a decision-maker at district level. It discusses how ACP is integrated in the school curriculum, who is responsible for the activities, how staff is trained, what kind of professional resources are used, how schools cooperate with family, community and businesses. It also analyses how activities are evaluated, what benchmarks and indicators are used, how stakeholders and beneficiaries are involved in the process of evaluation, how the participation in ACP influences the students. In addition, the strengths and challenges faced in the ACP process are discussed as well as the adjustments made.