ERIC Number: ED325750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Theories and Concepts: A Variety of Ideas.
Schlossberg, Nancy K.; And Others
This document consists of the first section of a book of readings on issues related to adult career development. Written for anyone who provides career services to adults, it presents ways for such service providers to help adults face and negotiate change. The three chapters in this first section focus on theories and concepts related to adult career development. "Adult Career Development Theories: Ways to Illuminate the Adult Experience" (Nancy Schlossberg) describes four adult development perspectives and their implications for practitioners in their work with adults. Cultural, developmental, transitional, and life-span perspectives are included. "Career Development: Theories and Issues" (Carole Minor) presents a discussion of adult career development organized around the assumptions that: career development is a continuous process over the life span; career development involves both career choice and career adjustment issues; both career choice and career adjustment involve content and process variables; and theories tend to focus on either the content or the process of career choice or adjustment. Included are discussions of developmental theories, career choice content theories, career choice content and process theory, choice and adjustment process theory, and career adjustment content theory. "Adult Learning: A Brief Overview" (Linda Morris) provides a brief overview of research in the areas of how the human mind functions, how learning is processed, and how adults learn. It discusses how these findings might be helpful to learners, educators of adults, and facilitators in the career development of others. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: Chapters 1-3 of "Adult Career Development: Concepts, Issues and Practices," (See CG 022 902).