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ERIC Number: EJ802430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-2
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Career Development and Management in 21st Century Adults: Readings towards Harmonization of Global and Individual Levels
Rafael, Manuel Joaquim Enriques
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v5 n1 p75-101 Apr 2007
The history of Vocational Guidance has produced a broad, rich set of theorizations and interventions as well as substantial literature. Many of these contributions arose in response to the needs of society: from the first conceptions of Parsons, followed by lifespan career development proposals, up to the current contextualist and constructivist approaches. Despite the abundance of contributions, the adult population has gained increased attention only in more recent times, this being spurred on by a number of demographic and technological factors. Some of these factors are presented in this article, as well as the more relevant aspects for understanding and intervening with adults, drawn from different theories and authors who address career development. Considering that in this day and age, particularly for the adult world, the term "Guidance" is less appropriate, we discuss challenges faced by adult "Career Development and Management", as brought on by societal change at the beginning of the 21st century, due in part to the globalization phenomenon. In this way, some responses to Career Development and Management at the global/international level, organization level and individual level are discussed. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Language: English
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