Study of Career Education in Global Society


The diversification of employment has progressed, and the practice of lifetime employment, which is a characteristic of Japan, has decreased sharply by the impact of declining birthrate, aging society and structural changes in economy. Under these influences, the environment surrounding employment has been changing. The number of young people who leave their jobs within three years after graduating from university and who do not work are increasing. As human resource is an important resource in society, we worry that a shrinking labor force will make the economy less productive. There is a large gap between university and society, and young people who cannot smoothly become members of society increase. This situation has been a serious social problem in society. Career education is an important educational stage just before working in society. Looking at the current state of career education at Japanese universities, most of them are standardized and credit recognition is limited. Career education that will improve students’ qualification and ability as professional and increase their interest and motivation for working is required. We will confirm the current situation and issues of career education from the materials, by “Career Programs at Universities” (2014), “Career Development Support and Career Education at Universities” (2016), and “Career Education Practical Courses at Universities” (2016) published by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and propose the direction and practical method in the accelerating global society. It will contribute to career education that can deal with diversity without being standardized.

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Mayumi Hori, Chuo University, Japan

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Conference: IICE2024
Stream: Educational Research

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Hori M. (2024) Study of Career Education in Global Society ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2024 Official Conference Proceedings
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