StepUp! - Fostering Individual Development of Career Competence
StepUp! is a large, mixed-method design-based research project focusing on career education (CE) in German secondary school. It is conducted in cooperation with the University of Münster (WWU). The three-year study project addresses the question on how adolescents acquire career competence and which factors within career education programs are relevant to address their specific needs during this process. About 4,400 adolescents take part in the longitudinal quantitative analysis of career competence development. Questionnaires and guideline-based interviews with school management and teachers provide insights on schools’ perspectives on and concepts of career education. The career-related interventions used are examined using qualitative document analysis. Triangulating the results will help to understand which interventions best support each student.
Principal researcher: Svenja Ohlemann