ERIC Number: ED450331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Career Development and Public Policy.
Borges, Nicole J.; Savickas, Mark L.
Career development specialists need to find ways to adapt their knowledge and skills to become agents of social action. Public policy is one area where career development specialists can involve themselves to help bring about social change. This paper attempts to raise the consciousness of Society of Vocational Psychology (SVP) members and to sensitize them to potential interactions regarding their role in linking career development to public policy. It highlights work being done in career development and public policy, and provides information to broaden the knowledge-base of those interested in this area. Theories are suggested for conceptualizing and organizing public policy as it related to work and career. Career specialists can help redefine public problems by using terminology conveying a different view of an existing problem. In addition, they can contribute to many policy issues by: (1) helping with links between models and delivery systems; (2) defining roles of parties involved in guidance services; (3) delineating which models are appropriate for counseling; and (4) designing evaluation programs and outcome studies to assess quality of guidance and psychological services. (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Vocational Psychology (5th, Houston, TX, March 2001).