Today Career & College Clubs released the second issue in our Middle Grades Research Series.
The issue summarizes research findings on the need for, and impact of, career awareness and career preparation activities in middle school.
Takeaways from the research review include:
- Many middle school students lack awareness of the work world, while few have realistic career plans.
- Middle school students who participate in career education before high school are better able to make effective career decisions.
- Career exploration positively affects students’ school engagement and achievement.
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The Middle Grades Research Series is published to highlight the importance of the middle school space, that critical time when young people begin forming the attitudes, thought patterns, and work habits that they will carry through the rest of their lives.
Other issues in the series cover college awareness and preparation, financial literacy education, and peer-to-peer learning.