Challenges of Translating Current Research into Career Policy

Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP) Conference at Part 3 of 8

Joan Wills, Institute for [...]Educational Leadership, Washington D.C. - Federal legislation in the United States continues to omit language that provides resources for the provision of quality development and guidance services for youth and adults. As federal dollars continue to shrink, it is incumbent upon researchers and key career development stakeholders to offer strong evidence that links access to quality career development services to critical workforce readiness and economic outcomes.

This plenary session will describe how organizations such as the Society for Vocational Psychology and the National Career Development Association can play a stronger role in this career policy discourse by distilling the current knowledge base, translating this knowledge base in ways that target specific national, state and local policy makers, and developing a national research agenda that identifies a common set of metrics to be used and that takes advantage of newly developed state database systems that can track youth and adults with respect to academic and workforce outcomes.

Hosted by School of Education on November 4-6, 2011.

Tags: conference, School of Education, sed, vocational psychology, svp, joan wills, ncda, career development

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