ERIC Number: EJ1037735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will? Troubling the Relationship between Career Guidance and Social Justice
Sultana, Ronald G.
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v14 n1 p5-19 Mar 2014
Career guidance claims a lineage to "modernity", where individuals carve dignified lives for themselves, irrespective of social origin. Here, "social justice" has particular connotations, relating to the meritocratic redistribution of resources in ways that reward ability and effort. This article explores alternative conceptions of social justice, taking seriously the fundamental insight that if individuals make history, they do so in circumstances not of their own making. Drawing on recent theories of social justice, an effort is made to "trouble" mainstream notions of career guidance, and to imagine how it can be of the greatest benefit to the least advantaged.
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