The Manifestation of Career: Introduction and Overview.- Section 1: New Directions in Theoretical Perspectives for Career Development and Guidance.- New Trends in Theory Development in Career Psychology.- Context-Resonant Systems Perspectives in Career Theory.- Life Span Theory and Career Theories: Rapprochement or Estrangement?.- Indigenous Models of Career Development and Vocational Psychology.- The Cultural Preparation Process Model and Career Development.- Mahatma Gandhi's Ideas for Work, Career, and Life.- Section 2: The Person in Contexts across the Life Span.- Personality and Self: Multiple Frames of Reference for Career Service Professionals.- Parental Influences on Youth's Career Construction.- The Interface between Positive Youth Development and Youth Career Development: New Avenues for Career Guidance Practice.- Mid-Career Progression and Development: The Role for Career Guidance and Counseling.- Section 3: Boom, Bust, and Suitability: Effective Career Preparation in a Volatile Labor Market.- Understanding the Labor Market: Implications for Career Counseling.- Labor Market and Career Development in the 21st Century.- Career Advice and Guidance in a World where Vocational Skills Matter.- Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Career Guidance: The Interface.- Second Career: An Eventual Need in Today's World.- Section 4: Making Our Careers Green: Work, Environmental Sustainability, and Social Justice.- Green Guidance.- Career Guidance for Social Justice in Neoliberal Times.- Educational Inequality and Social Justice: Challenges for Career Guidance.- Career Guidance and Counseling in the Context of Unemployment and Vulnerability: A Case Study of South Africa.- Tensions in Livelihoods: A Rural Perspective.- Traditional Occupations in a Modern World: Career Guidance, Livelihood Planning, and Crafts in the Context of Globalization.- Section 5: Career Services: New Directions for Practice.- Telling Tales: Do Narrative Approaches for Career Counseling Count?.- Mind the Twist in the Tale: The Story as a Channel for Culture-Resonant Career Counseling.- Enabling Culturally Sensitive Career Counseling through Critically Reflective Practice: The Role of Reflective Diaries in Personal and Professional Development.- Online Careers Work: Colonist or Inhabitant?.- Career Helplines: A Resource for Career Development.- Section 6: Innovations in Career Counseling: Services for Special Groups.- Special Educational Needs, Social Cognitive Environments, and Preparing for the World of Work.- "I Don't Want to Make Candles!" Supporting the Career Development Needs of those Recovering from Mental Illnesses.- Career Counseling among Indigenous Peoples.- Older Women's Retrospective Narratives of Their Work and Learning Pathways.- The Immigrant, Expatriate, and Repatriate Experience: How Career Professionals Can Smooth the Way?.- Should I Stay or Should I Go Home? Career Guidance with International Students.- Section 7: Career Services: New Directions for Assessment and Evaluation.- Assessment of Interest and Aptitude: A Methodologically-Integrated Approach.- Making Meaning of Quantitative Assessment in Career Counseling through a Story Telling Approach.- The Assessment of Quality of Working Life in Career Guidance and Counseling.- Evaluation of the Quality of Career Guidance Centers.- Demonstrating the Impact of Career Guidance.- Section 8: Career Services: New Directions for Counselor Training, Competencies, and Standards.- Career Counselor Competencies and Standards: Differences and Similarities across Countries.- Orienting Educators to Contemporary Ideas for Career Counseling: An Illustrative Example.- Training Career Practitioners: Opportunities and Challenges.
This book is focused on work, occupation and career development: themes that are fundamental to a wide range of human activities and relevant across all cultures. Yet theorizing and model building about this most ubiquitous of human activities from international perspectives have not been vigorous. An examination of the literature pertaining to career development, counseling and guidance that has developed over the last fifty years reveals theorizing and model building have been largely dominated by Western epistemologies, some of the largest workforces in the world are in the developing world. Career guidance is rapidly emerging as a strongly felt need in these contexts. If more relevant models are to be developed, frameworks from other cultures and economies must be recognized as providing constructs that would offer a deeper understanding of career development. This does not mean that existing ideas are to be discarded. Instead, an integrative approach that blends universal principles with particular needs could offer a framework for theorizing, research and practice that has wider relevance. The central objective of this handbook is to draw the wisdom and experiences of different cultures together to consider both universal and specific principles for career guidance and counseling that are socially and economically relevant to contemporary challenges and issues. This book is focused on extending existing concepts to broader contexts as well as introducing new concepts relevant to the discipline of career guidance and counseling.
Extends existing theory, models and methods into wider contexts
Presents ideas pertaining to lesser explored aspects of career guidance
Relevant to the wide range of newly emerging career counseling contexts around the world