ERIC Number: ED414526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Career Transitions: ERIC Digest.
Some intervention programs have responded to the magnitude of the difficulties that career transitions present for adults. This digest examines one program which aims to improve the career adaptability of adults seeking employment. The interventional procedures outlined here are intended to accelerate vocational development by helping people complete each of their career transitions as successfully as possible. The concept of career transition adopted here is related mainly to a psycho-sociological approach and is based on four principles: (1) the transitional process is cyclical and continuous; (2) individuals must renew their relationship with the world in order to control their transitions adequately; (3) renewal of the relationship with the world of work, requires that four distinct interactional dimensions involving the person and the environment be kept in mind; and (4) redefinition of the person's relationship with the world of work is effected through a cycle of revision comprising four stages. In order to simplify this cycle of revision and thus increase the chances for successful career transitions, this program advances the idea that there must be four different educational strategies corresponding to each of the modes of Person-Environment interactions. Each of these strategies--analogical, relational, anticipation, and transactional--address specific skills and issues. (RJM)
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 Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; Canadian Guidance and Counselling Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada