Integrating Career Education in Junior High School: Strengths, Challenges, and Recommendations


  • Annelise M.J Welde University of Lethbridge
  • Kerry B. Bernes University of Lethbridge
  • Thelma M. Gunn University of Lethbridge
  • Stanley A. Ross Ross Consulting


career education, junior high school, strengths, challenges, education, career, integration


Intern teachers in Southern Alberta, Canada, completed two career education courses to prepare them to integrate career education projects into their mainstream junior high school courses. This non-experimental research used content analysis to examine the effectiveness of 11 career education projects and their corresponding career education interventions that were implemented by 11 intern teachers. Eleven project reports and 309 student evaluation surveys were examined to determine trends in project strengths, challenges, and recommendations for career education. Recommendations for future research and practice are discussed.


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How to Cite

Welde, A. M., Bernes, K. B., Gunn, T. M. ., & Ross, S. A. . (2015). Integrating Career Education in Junior High School: Strengths, Challenges, and Recommendations. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 14(2), 26–40. Retrieved from