Journal of Career Development

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 185–194 | Cite as

Elementary Career Intervention Programs: Social Action Initiatives

  • Donna E. Palladino SchultheissEmail author


This paper examines several conceptual frameworks that can inform elementary career intervention programming. Equity, social justice, and the development of intrinsic motivation are key concepts in the promotion of social action initiatives aimed at improving academic achievement and expanding future career options for all students. Early career interventions provide the ideal venue for prevention efforts in elementary schools. Relevant career theory forms the basis for the design and delivery of elementary career intervention programming.


career development elementary career interventions prevention social action 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult LearningCleveland State UniversityCleveland

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