ERIC Number: EJ797729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Voices Off: Reconstructing Career Theory and Practice for Cultural Diversity
Watson, Mark B.
Australian Journal of Career Development, v15 n3 p47-53 Spr 2006
The most fundamental challenge that career psychology faces is the construction of a new identity that will challenge the career theories and counselling practices that have occupied centre stage in evolving forms for over a century. As part of that challenge, career practitioners and career educators need to address the critical question of what constitutes a good narrative for career practice at the present time. Central to the re-definition of career theory and counselling is the need to address and redress the diversity of environments in which career development and career counselling takes place. The present article explores the cultural roles inherent in career counselling and the possible reconstruction of the identity of career practitioners, particularly in terms of their responsibilities in culturally diverse settings. This exploration raises ethical concerns about the present training of career practitioners.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Career Counseling, Career Development, Ethics, Identification, Cultural Context, Role, Social Sciences, Theories
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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