ERIC Number: ED414527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
On the Horizon: Important Future Directions for Career Development: ERIC Digest.
Hiebert, Bryan; Bezanson, M. Lynne
Career development in Canada has been gaining prominence over the past decade. This digest outlines the principles on which career development must remain focused. First, the meaning of "career success" needs to be reconceptualized. With companies downsizing, people need to be able to view themselves as successful, despite changing circumstances. Second, people need to expand their skills to succeed in the work place, such as increasing self-motivation and recognizing opportunity in changing circumstances. Third, counselors must recognize that many people feel trapped and they need programs to help them make transitions to more meaningful situations. Fourth, the needs of older workers in retirement must be recognized, particularly with the increasing number of people nearing retirement age. Fifth, the scope and practice of career development needs to expand, while concepts of career education, career guidance, and career counseling must be updated. Sixth, alternative delivery systems should be developed so as to make career guidance accessible throughout an individual's lifespan. Seventh, the scope of practice of those working in career development will need to expand as counselors move away from traditional individual client interactions. Eighth, standards of training and service deliver must be in place to assure clients that service providers have appropriate training. And finally, evaluation approaches must be modified and more readily accepted to increase accountability. (RJM)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Careers, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Counselor Performance, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Long Range Planning, Measurement Objectives, Objectives, Program Evaluation
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