Future to Discover

Reports

Applying the Construct Resilience to Career Development: Lessons in Curriculum Development

Applying the Construct of Resilience to Career Development: Lessons in Curriculum Development (Adobe Icon 484 KB)

As part of the Future to Discover pilot project, the content of the grade 12 curriculum focuses on "career resilience". This term has begun to emerge as a way of illustrating the competencies required for managing turbulent labour market conditions. Very little solid research exists, however, regarding the potential applications of resilience to career development. The publication summarizes the results of background research, consolidating and extrapolating key themes from this research to the development of the Future to Discover grade 12 curriculum.


Future to Discover Pilot Project: Early Implementation Report - Volume 1

Future to Discover Pilot Project: Early Implementation Report - Volume 1 (Adobe Icon 2.39 MB)

The Future to Discover (FTD) Pilot Project was established to determine what approaches work best to increase participation in post-secondary education. Although the pilot project is intended to help high school students in general, it also includes a focus on those students who are commonly identified as under-represented in postsecondary education: students from lower-income families whose parents have little or no post-secondary experience. Future to Discover is testing two interventions, which are called Explore Your Horizons and Learning Accounts. The pilot project is designed to determine the impact of these two interventions on access to post-secondary education, measured as participants' completion of the first year of their chosen post-secondary program.


Investing Early: Intervention Programs in Selected U.S. States

Investing Early: Intervention Programs in Selected U.S. States (Adobe Icon 879 KB)

This report examines state-sponsored early intervention programs in the United States in order to highlight some common policy mechanisms in these programs and discuss some of the more established practices that have become apparent over the history of these programs. The report focuses on programs in a dozen states that are “leaders” in early intervention efforts — those that have the most experience in this area, with early intervention programs that have been up and running since 1995–96 and earlier.