ERIC Number: ED358378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development through Self-Renewal. ERIC Digest.
Lankard, Bettina A.
Because of the economic and cultural changes that are currently taking place in society and the workplace, many adults who had their career and personal lives planned to retirement are finding those plans no longer viable and are recognizing the need to readjust their career expectations. Many adults who had always viewed life as a linear, steadily upward-progressing process are now finding their lives taking a more cyclical course marked by a series of transitions. Many adults get lost in the transitions from one life structure to another; however, many others find that a cyclical view of adult life promotes self-renewal. Although transitions are difficult, all transitions follow a predictable pattern and, consequently, adults can be trained to anticipate and facilitate them. Overcoming fear of the unknown and recognizing when change is necessary are two key steps in successful negotiation of change. A number of publications that have analyzed strategies for helping adults in their quest for career satisfaction, mastering self-renewal, and channeling self-renewal efforts into career survival and development are reviewed. (MN)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.