Updated November 2017

Topics covered in the literature search include:

  • Career exploration and guidance for elementary students
  • Career education and integration in the K-12 system
  • Parental involvement in student career planning
  • Career planning and management for students with disabilities
  • Career counselling programs for Indigenous school communities
  • Benefits of career counselling programs for students
  • K-12 career competency building and implications

Bauer, J.M., Sousa-Poza, A. (2015). Impacts of Informal Caregiving on Caregiver Employment, Health and Family. IZA.

Achieve. (2010). Strategies for K-12 and Workforce Alignment. State of Arkansas.

Anderson Grimmett, M. (2006). Early Career Development of African American Boys. NCDA.

APSA. (2016). Mapping Student Career Path. Implications of K-12 on Career Management and Development. APSA

Augst, K. and Akos, P. (2008). With All Your Power, What Will You Do? A Strengths – Based Career Unit for Elementary Students. NCDA

Bandura, A., Barbaranelli, C., Capara, G.V., & Pastorelli, C. (2001). Self-efficacy beliefs as shapers of children’s aspirations and career trajectories. Child Development, 72(1), 187-206.

Barge, J.D. (2013). Elementary Career Cluster Activities Guidance Elementary Career Awareness Grades 1-5. Department of Education State of Georgia.

Barrett, C.M. (2006). Career Development Curriculum for First-Generation Middle School Students. NCDA.

Beier, S.M. (2004). School-to-Work Transitions for Youth with Disabilities: The case for a central coordinating agent. NCDA.

Blake, D. (2012). Engaging Middle School Students through Career Exploration. CTE Conference.

Brown, M. (2015). Occupational Exposure for Students in Rural and Isolated Communities.NCDA.

Butler, B.K. (2003). Achieving Success through the Guidance Oriented Approach to Learning.The Western Quebec School Board.

Career Resource Network ND Department of Career and Technical Education. (2016). Elementary Level Career Resources. North Dakota.

Casapao, K. (2006). K-12 Career Development Curriculum Framework. New Hampshire Department of Education.

Cassidy, R.A. (2012). The benefits of a comprehensive K-12 career development system: in licking county, Ohio, the career and technology education centers are putting that question to the test. Questia.

CERES Secondary (2014). Career Education Responsive to Every Student. CERES Secondary.

Cohen, C., Patterson, D.G. (2012). The Emerging Role of Science Teachers in Facilitating STEM Career Awareness. NWABR.

Cook, L., Dill-Varga, B., Jablonski, K., and Stewart, R. (2016). Getting Career Skills into the Curriculum. Educational Leadership, Volumev73, Number 6.

Davis, R. (2013). South Carolina Legislation Calls for Enhanced K-12 Career Guidance, CDF Certification. NCDA.

Dayes, N., and Khan, N. (2003). A Career Exploration Guidance Plan for Elementary Students. NCDA.

Dykeman, C., Ingram, M., Wood, C., Charles, S., Chen, M., & Herr, E.L. (2001). The taxonomy of career development interventions that occur in America’s secondary schools. ERIC/CASS Digest CG-01-04. Greensboro, NC: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services.

Education Commission of the States. (2015). Aligning K-12 and post-secondary career pathways with workforce needs. ECS.

Education and Early Childhood Development. (2017). Career Development Elementary Curriculum Guide 2017. Newfoundland Labrador.

Fisher, B. (2007). Parent Involvement in Student Career Planning. NCDA.

Florida Department of Education. (2017). Educator’s Toolkit. Florida Department of Education.

Freeman, N.K., & King, S. (2001). Service learning in preschool: An intergenerational project involving five-year-olds, fifth graders, and senior citizens. Early Childhood Education Journal 28(4), 211-217.

Galvan, A.M., and Negrete, A. (2017). Responding to Students’ Career Development Needs by Promoting Career Literacy. NCDA.

Garman, C.H. (2003). Simple Ideas for Making Career Education Fun. NCDA.

Ghilani, M.E. (2005). Using Web-Based Career Resources to Enhance Career Counseling. NCDA.

Gibson, D. (2008). Using Career Genograms in K-12 Settings. NCDA.

Giron, P.R. (2012). The K to 12 Basic Education Program. Philippines. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education. (2012). Career Development Intermediate Career Education. A Curriculum Guide. Newfoundland Labrador..

Gysbers, N.C., & Henderson, P. (2001). Comprehensive guidance and counseling programs: A
rich history and a bright future. Professional School Counseling, 4, 246-256.

Hanover Research, (2014). Incorporating Soft Skills into the K-12 Curriculum. Hanover Research.

Hartung, P., Porfeli, E.J., & Vondracek, F.W. (2008). Career adaptability in childhood. Career
Development Quarterly, 57(1), 63-74.

Hawkins, J. (2001). Career Activity File. Career Portfolios K-12. Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.https://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sd/news_article/5062/_PARENT/CC_layout_details/false

Hayes, J.G. (2005). Make a Career of Making a Difference. NCDA.

Helwig, A.A. (2006). Lessons from a Ten-Year Career Development Study. NCDA.

Henson, R. (2012). Writing Career Development Standards for K-12. NCDA.

Hinsdale School District. (2015). School Counseling Curriculum K-12. Hinsdale School District.

Hoenig, R. (2003). Connecting young people to their future. Curriculum & Leadership Journal.

Hughes, K.L. and Mechur Karp, M. (2004). School-Based Career Development: A Synthesis of the Literature. National Training Support Center.

Illinois (2015). Career development – K-12 Competencies and Indicators. Illinois.

Johnson, G.S. (2016). Using Gottfredson’s Theory of Circumscription and Compromise at the Elementary Level. NCDA.

Kass, J., & Cavallaro, M. (2010). A World of Possibilities: Career Development for Gifted Students. NCDA.

Keller, B.K. (2004). Parental Behaviors that Influence Adolescents Career Development. NCDA.

Knight, J.L. (2014). Preparing Elementary School Counselors to Promote Career Development. Journal of Career Development.

Kraus, K.L. (2006). Leading Career Development (Psychoeducational) Groups in Schools. NCDA.

Lantham, L. (2017). A Process for Guiding Middle School Students Through Career Exploration.NCDA.

Lapan, R.T., Marcotte, A.M., Storey, R., Carbone, P., Loehr-Lapan, S., Guerin, D., Thomas, T., Cuffee-Grey, D., Coburn, A., Pfeiffer, T., Wilson, L., Mahoney, S. (2016). Infusing Caree r Development to Strengthen Middle School English Language Arts Curricula. Career Development Quarterly.

Leininger, C. (2013). Group Career Counseling: a Lesson Plan for School Counselors. NCDA.

Maddy-Bernstein, C. (2000). Career development issues affecting secondary schools. The Highlight Zone: Research @ Work No. 1. Columbus, OH: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education.

Magnusson, C.S., & Starr, M. (2000). How early is too early to begin life career planning? The importance of the elementary school years. Journal of Career Development. 27(2), 89-101.

Manitoba. (2016). Career Development Curriculum Documents. Manitoba Education and Training.

Marconi Harrell, S. (2004). 5 Easy Ways to Incorporate Career Development into School Counseling. NCDA

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. (2012). From Cradle to Career: Educating our Students for Lifelong Success. Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

Michel, J-P, (2017). Rethinking Career Development for Youth: Focus on Challenges and Opportunities. NCDA.

Miles, C., and Lauri, R. (2010). How to Integrate Career Development into the English Classroom. Academic Innovations.

Ministry of Education. (2016). Career Education: What’s New. British Columbia.,

Missouri Professional School Counselors and Counselor Educators. (2015). Professional School Counselor’s Guide to the K-12 Individual Planning Process. Missouri Center for Career Education.

Morgan, L.M. (2016). K-12 College and Career Readiness Standards: Transforming Postsecondary Planning. NCDA

Nelson, P.J. (2003). Career Pathways. Let the Journey Begin. NCDA.

Newgent, R.A., Min Lee S., and Daniel, A.F. (2005). Addressing Needs and Barriers of At-Risk Elementary Students. NCDA.

New Hampshire Department of Education. (2006). K-12 Career Development Curriculum Framework. New Hampshire Department of education.

Niles. S., Harris-Bowlsbey, J. (2013). Career development Intervention in Elementary School. Quizlet.

Oesch, M., Bower, C. (2016). Integrating Career awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom. National College Transition Network.

Ontal, M. (2010 ). The Integration of Career Guidance in the K to 12. RHGP.

Orndorff, R. (2004). Developing Students’ Career Skills and Academic Proficiencies While Centering on Character. NCDA.

Osborn, D. (2008). Career Exploration in First Grade. NCDA.

Osborn, D. (2006). Ingenious Ways to Use Career Information. NCDA.

Osborn, D. (2005). 21 Strategies for K – 12 Career Development. NCDA.

Paradise, L.V., and Romano Ironside, D. (2005). Positive Psychology Techniques for K-12 CareerCounseling. NCDA.

Pathways Innovation Network (2016). Career Development Competencies and Activities for the K-12 System. Georgia Department of Education Career Cluster Awareness Activities Guidance.

Patterson, J. (2017). Empowering Parents to Prepare Their Middle/High Schoolers for Post-School Transition. NCDA.

Pennock, A.J., Moyers, K.L. (2012). The Role of Personality in K-12 Education. ASBBS Annual Conference: Las Vegas.

Pennsylvania Department of Education. (2011). Tools for Developing a Comprehensive K-12 Guidance & Counseling Plan. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Pilling-Cormick, J. (2003). Adolescents and Self-Directed Career Development. NCDA.

Plainfield Public Schools. (2015). Guidance and School Counseling Curriculum Guide Grades K-12. Plainfield Board of Education.

Preble, B.C. (2017). Workforce Counseling: A Conceptual Model to Better Prepare High School Students for the School to Work Transition. NCDA

Public Schools of North Carolina, (2001). Guidance Curriculum for the Comprehensive School Counseling Program K-12. Division of Instructional Services, Public Schools of North Carolina.

Schmidli, K.W. (2001). Infusing the Career Development Facilitator Curriculum into Career and Technical Teacher Education: A Model for Fundamental Change to Improve Outcomes for all students. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education. Volume 38, Number 4.

Solberg, V.S., Howard, K.A., Blustein, D. (2002). Career Development in the Schools. The Counseling Psychologist.

Solberg, V.S., Close, W., & Metz, A.J. (2001). Promoting success pathways for middle and highschool students: Introducing the Adaptive Success Identity Plan for School Counselors: “It’s about making school successful for all students.” In C. Juntunen & D. Atkinson (Eds.), Counseling Strategies (pp. 135-157). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, Google Scholar.

State of Connecticut State Board of Education. (2008). A Guide to Comprehensive Counseling Program Development. State of Connecticut State Board of Education.

Steen, S., Logan O’Keefe, A., Griffin, D., Routzahn, K. (2010). Service Learning and Classroom Guidance: A Program for Elementary Students. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tatham, P. (2003). Trends in the provision of career guidance. Curriculum & Leadership Journal.

The Free Library. (2014). The K-12 career development process: in Butler county, Ohio, the K-12 career development process is structured to promote success for students. The Free Library.

Topdemir, C. (2007). Career Awareness Activities for Special Education. NCDA.

Turner, S., and Lapan, R. (2007). Family Factors Associated with Sixth Grade Adolescents’ Math and Science Career Interests. NCDA.

Wahl, K.H., & Blackhurst, A. (2000). Factors affecting the occupational and educational aspirations of children and adolescents. Professional School Counseling, 3(5): 367-374.

Wall, J.E. (2007). Career Development at the Starting Gate: Target Ages. NCDA

Wall, J.E. (2005). Making Connections with Student Interests. (And Having Fun at the SameTime.) NCDA.

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. (2016). Elementary School Website. CareerLocker.

Wyoming Department of Education. (2016). Quality K-12 Career Development Programs. Wyoming Department of Education.