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ERIC Number: EJ797719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
"Aiming High": Australian School Leavers' Career Aspirations and the Implications for Career Development Practice
Walker, Karen
Australian Journal of Career Development, v15 n2 p53-60 Win 2006
School leavers are aspiring to professional occupations in significant numbers. The availability of careers in the professions is considerably less than the numbers of aspirants. Those providing career counsel to school leavers are critically placed to provide the structure and information that will assist young people develop career plans that recognise the limitations of occupational availability. Young people can also be assisted to explore "why" a person works and the dominant discourses within which they live. The development of resilience and recognition of alternative perspectives will assist young school leavers manage the compromises many will inevitably confront in the years after leaving school. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A